Our years of providing custom storage solutions for museums have made us trusted partners in the area of museum collections storage and preservation. From rare books to whale bones, and from furniture to manuscripts, we’ve solved a wide range of storage challenges.
Spacesaver’s museum storage cabinets include locking glass drawers, drawer systems, and additional custom features, and they can easily be designed to meet the specific needs of your staff, facility, schedule, and budget.
The materials of the museum storage cabinets are approved and proven for museum and archival institution use, with solvent-free, non-reactive baked polyester powder coating. This allows the artifacts within these museum storage cabinets protection through a completely controlled storage environment that helps to maintain a constant level of humidity and temperature.
The cabinets are all-steel, using .047 GA. for sides, doors, and backs, and .075 GA. for load-bearing posts, tops, bottoms, and doorframe members. The doorframes are fusion-welded for rigidity. The silicone on the drawers and doors of these systems provides an air-tight environment that minimizes artifacts’ exposure to dust, insects, and particulates.
If needed, these cabinets can also be used in conjunction with a high-density mobile storage system to further maximize storage space.
Collection care. Arguably the single-most important undertaking for museums both large and small. As collections continue to grow, efficient storage space and optimum convenience and control over artifacts have become primary needs in today’s preservation strategies.