Natural History Museum Los Angeles – Glass Donor Plaques by Sans Soucie
In May 2012 Sans Soucie Art Glass was commissioned by TFN Architectural Signage of Santa Ana to create glass donor plaques for display in the main entry of the museum.* The glass is sandblast deep carved with donor names, each one featuring a different design: a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Parrot, Nautilus and a Butterfly. The carved textures glow brilliantly thru the use of edge lighting at the bottom. The large 51″ x 118″ panels have radius tops and are 1/2″ thick Starphire® clear glass, which is nearly crystal clear making it possible for the light to travel evenly thru to the top edge of glass.
“The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County opened in1913 as the Museum of History, Science, and Art. Its distinctive main building, with fitted marble walls and domed and colonnaded rotunda, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is the largest in the western United States, and its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts. The museum has three floors of permanent exhibits. Among the most popular museum displays are those devoted to animal habitats, dinosaurs, pre-Columbian cultures, and the Ralph M. Parsons Discovery Center and Insect Zoo.” †
† source wikipedia.com