Space-saving Suggestions for Museum Storage 54

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Museums are a wonderful way to explore the past, present and future. Often provided at no cost for the enjoyment of old and young alike, our British museums hold a massive selection of artefacts, antiquities, works of art and other appealing items.

Museums may be found in many sizes and shapes and while the larger, well known national museums and galleries are situated in huge buildings, not every museums will benefit from having lots of space and that is where you need to get creative with regards to your museum storage. Here are a few space saving suggestions to store your artefacts:

Make your storage mobile

When space on the floor is at a premium and you would like to allot more room for your viewing galleries and visitor areas, mobile storage could be a life-saver. Storage systems usually are fitted to a track on the ground and only require enough room for the section you need to access at that time to be opened, preserving precious space.

Flat storage

Many museums will have to rotate items such as maps and other hanging documents, but this can often present an issue on the subject of storing the items not being used. As maps and other similar items must be stored flat to ensure that they're in excellent condition, it will take up a lot of storage space, but using a plan chest with shallow drawers will make sure you can store many products in as smaller space as is possible. Alternatively, items like maps can be hung in hanging storage units to again have them flat and save space.

Museum storage racks

When it comes to storing artwork, museums will often have to be creative in order to save space. Storing items for instance valuable artwork requires a considerable time as storage conditions have to be exact to guarantee the works don't become damaged by dust, dirt or temperature extremes. Flexible toast rack storage units often deliver the most practical answer as objects can be stored in compartments of adjustable widths and heights.

There are lots of innovative ways to store items in museums when they're not on display. These systems are particularly valuable in places where space is limited and whether the environment is conventional or more modern, a suitable storage solution can generally be found.

Rackline are experts in the design, manufacture and installing of innovative museum storage solutions. To learn more about how they can help organise your museum environment please visit Rackline.

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