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Guardian Clarity™ Glass to Help Showcase the British Museum’s First Major Exhibition of Underwater Archaeology

Bertrange, Luxembourg, July 26, 2016 - The British Museum will this year provide the UK public with an up-close look at a stunning collection of artifacts discovered Mediterranean seabed. The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds represent the Museum’s first large-scale exhibition of underwater discoveries and a number of objects will be displayed in special cases made using high-technology glass from Guardian Glass, a leading global supplier of high-quality commercial, residential and interior glass products.

Guardian’s double-sided, anti-reflective Guardian Clarity™ glass was selected for use in the display cases, to provide the public with the best possible viewing experience while also offering protection and security for the exhibition’s 300 objects.

The underwater objects come from the site of two lost Egyptian cities submerged several metres beneath the seabed at the mouth of the Canopic branch of the River Nile for more than a thousand years. Astonishingly well preserved by the underwater setting, there covered objects include pristine monumental statues, fine metalware and gold jewellery. The exhibition is supplemented by important loans from Egyptian museums rarely seen before outside Egypt and a select group of objects from the British Museum’s own collection.

The nonprofit European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (or IEASM, for Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous-Marine), in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, undertook the expeditions to uncover the artifacts.

Guardian worked closely with the institute in staging this traveling exhibition, with a view to enhancing the display of these precious objects, while also providing them with maximum protection. Overall, some 200 square meters of Clarity specialty glass is being used in the exhibition. Guardian Clarity is created using the most advanced magnetron sputtering glass coating technology. Its residual reflection colour is a soft neutral blue, which, in combination with Guardian UltraClear™ substrate, allows it to provide maximum transparency while minimising unwanted reflection and glare.

For more information on Guardian Clarity, please visit: www.guardianclarity.com.

The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds is at the British Museum from 19 May- 27 November 2016 - book now at britishmuseum.org/sunkencities.

For press information on the exhibition, please contact Benjamin Ward at [email protected] or +44 (0) 7837 134 193.

Guardian Glass is exhibiting in hall 10/stand A28 at glasstec (20-23 September 2016) in Düsseldorf, Germany. For more information please visit www.guardianglasstec.com.

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Guardian Clarity™ glass to help showcase the British Museum’s first major exhibition of underwater archaeology The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds.

(Photo Copyright © The Trustees of the British Museum, GRDPR038)

Objects in showcase: Basins, 4th-2nd century BC, SCA 1011, 911, 899 and 900* / Bowls, 5th-2nd century BC, SCA 928, 586, 1380,216 and 904* / Goblets, 5th-4th century BC, SCA 992 and 987* / Brazier, 4th century BC, SCA 912* / Incenseburner, 4th-2nd century BC, SCA 1086* / Bowls, 4th-2nd century BC, SCA 993, 407 and 406* / Oil lamp, 4th-2nd century BC, SCA 1568* / Mirrors, 4th-2nd century BC, Maritime Museum Alexandria SCA 985 and 1016*(*Maritime Museum Alexandria, IEASM excavations, Thonis-Heracleion, Egypt)

This press release and relevant photography can be downloaded from www.PressReleaseFinder.com. Alternatively for very high resolution pictures please contact Siria Nielsen ([email protected], +31 164 317 036).

About Guardian Industries Corp.:

Guardian Industries Corp. is a privately held, diversified, global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Guardian, and its family of companies, employ 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, with a vision to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian Glass is a leading international manufacturer offloat, value-added, and fabricated glass products and solutions for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications. SRG Global is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics for the automotive, commercial truck and consumer goods industries, providing solutions for greater surfacedurability, structural integrity, functionality, vehicle efficiency and design flexibility. Guardian Building Products is a leading U.S.-based distributor of specialty building products. Visit www.guardian.com.

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