Space Efficient Museum & Archival Storage Design
When designing storage for a museum and archival collection, there is a lot to consider: preservation, security, types of items stored, accessibility, storage space limitations, and the project budget. With this in mind, careful thought to design of your storage space will help reduce construction and future energy costs.
Preserving & Securing the Collection
Environmental considerations are the most important part when planning storage solutions for archival pieces, as many collections may be affected by light, air, and even human contact. You’ll need options that offer air circulation to discourage mold growth and protect against insect attack. Anti-bacterial and flame retardant finishes are also essential for preservation. We have many space saving storage shelving and cabinet solutions to help ensure your collection is safe and secure now for generations to come.
Types of Items Stored and Accessibility
Collections come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and weights. Careful consideration and planning for various types of storage shelving, racks, and cabinets is essential to ensuring your collections are stored safely and efficiently.
With high construction costs, space is always at a premium. Planning space-saving storage systems to reduce construction costs is an important design consideration, and proper planning for current and future storage growth in the design phase can eliminate major problems and costs in the future. In addition, space-saving storage in many cases will reduce the physical footprint of storage space by 50% or more.
Budget and Return on Investment
Considering space saving systems for your museum will help reduce the size and cost of building construction, control energy and maintenance costs, and provide more space for display and exhibit areas.
Contact Us for Help Designing Storage for Museum & Archival Collections
Southwest Solutions Group® offers a wide range of storage solutions including mobile compact shelving, museum cabinets, document scanning, archival book shelving, mobile art racks, and much more. We can help ensure that your museum’s collections are stored properly and in less space. To learn more about how we can help, give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message.