- Large oil on canvas art work paintings make use of glass prohibitively heavy.
- Displayed in high traffic area near the museum’s cafe and susceptible to abrasions.
- Dimensions of work exceed maximum sheet size of anti-static acrylic glazing available.
Optium Museum Acrylic®
Acrylic is half the weight of glass and shatter resistant
Safeguards against injury and damage to artwork and visitors.
Anti-static protection exceeds that of glass
Makes for safer, easier fabrication and less cleaning.
A durable hard coat protects against scratches from cleaning and general exposure to the public.
Allows viewers to see the drawing rather than distracting reflections.
99% UV blocking
Protects the mural from the most damaging light wavelengths, helping prevent fading and degradation.
Overlapping sheets of Optium Museum Acrylic®
Grewe Plastics & Displays overlapped multiple sheets of Optium Museum Acrylic together, allowing the large murals to be glazed with anti-reflective and anti-static protection.
Murals executed by Albert Swinden, Ilya Bolotowsky, Balcomb Greene, and Paul Kelpe, were commissioned by the Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project in 1936. Designed for Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Houses, which is one of the earliest public housing projects in New York City. Although the murals suffered from neglect over the years and painted over, they were fortunately rediscovered in the late 1980s. After a painstaking restoration, they were returned to public view at the Brooklyn Museum, on long-term loan from the New York City Housing Authority.