Wertz Gallery:

Gems & Jewelry

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Project Size: 2,000 square feet

A Glittering Home for a Dazzling Collection

An addition to Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems to permanently house their outstanding gemological collection. Dedicated to gems, the crystals from which they come, and jewelry comprised of these precious stones, the original Hillman Hall limited gem displays to their reduced exhibit space. The expanded Wertz Gallery gives the 500-piece collection its own space along with many new gems and pieces of jewelry that have never been on exhibit before. The new space also provides the Museum with an engaging space to display special temporary and traveling exhibits from around the world.

Bejeweled Showcases

kubik maltbie was responsible for the fabrication and installation of a series of fully conserved showcases, as well as oversight of the development and engineering of the showcases and their integration into the exhibit space.