compact mobile high density museum storage
A federal military museum needed a better way to store their over 5,000 war and military exhibit items in their new building with a 27,000 square foot exhibit area. The solution was to use high density storage systems in order to increase exhibit space and allow for their collections to continue to grow into the future.
sliding art racks and high density shelves
Mechanical assist mobile high density storage and art racks were combined to maximize exhibit space and still allow ample room for growth in the archive storage areas. Five mobile high density storage systems are now used to store framed art, military objects and hanging garments, weapons, and books. The artifacts are safely stored in the units, and provide flexibility to be able to adapt to any changes the museum makes in the future.
Since the museum stored everything from military equipment to small medals and documents, helmets, and even bulk items, the artifacts needed a flexible storage solution. The mobile high density storage systems allow them to easily move inventory and readjust the storage to accommodate changes in their collections.
Two mechanical assist systems with museum cabinets mounted on top of the carriages store diverse collections of hanging garments and uniforms, helmets, and officer caps, while small personal effect artifacts are kept in safely in drawers. The high density storage saves space because it only needs enough space for one aisle to be open at a time, while the other shelving rows are collapsed together. Aisles can be opened where and when you want them by turning a hand crank. Powered options are also available for operation at the push of a button.
A manual art rack storage system securely contains framed and hanging artwork in a very small space that keeps them safe, out of the way, and off the floor. These racks slide in and out horizontally to store a larger amount of artwork in a very small footprint than traditional methods.
Another small mechanical assist system houses the museum's collection of weapons and saves space by storing them in within a small steel vault. Lockable steel drawers keep items secure within the room, satisfying their double-lock requirements.
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Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for mobile high density storage systems to increase storage capacity in museum exhibits. We will even provide a free consultation to determine your museum's exact storage needs before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a museum storage specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.