Since the summer of 2010 the restored rotunda has become home to eight freestanding display cases manufactured by GLASBAU HAHN.
Simon Adlam, the director of exhibition production and designer of the display cases, had specific demands on the frameless all-glass showcases: “I want(ed) 11 feet of hanging glass in earthquake country! It’s a major accomplishment.” He points out that “Angelenos want to be bathed in light”, even in a museum showing bones and fossils. Visitors want glamour, and they find it with these elegant architectural glass cases.
Photo: Tom Bonner, Los Angeles