Exhibition furniture is called installation. In a traditional display, objects may be placed directly on the wall, in which case no installation is necessary, or placed on or in front of folding screens. In most exhibitions a variety of open, semi-open or completely glass-walled showcases are used. Showcases may be mass produced or custom-made to suit the style and needs of an exhibition.
There are cases that are designed in line with the fashionable styles of a period, while others have an “antique” or else a rustic effect to blend in or contradict with the style of the museum building. Today installations are a major part of the attraction: a huge slab edifice or a computer-operated steel structure are equally valid ways of presentation, if they suit the objects to be shown.