art tall bay wall access lift shelvesDesire to consolidate art collection drives museum to pursue space optimization plan

The idea of consolidating art libraries is one that yielded mixed reviews a decade ago. The topic was a small part of an extensive study prepared by an office for a world-class museum. There was an appreciation for the potential advantages that might come out of such a thing. The concern of researchers had more to do with its implementation and if it would make their work harder. An installation of art tall bay wall access lift shelves proves the opposite by coming to the aid of a large museum. Units were for storing and retrieving large frame paintings. Their construction was part of a museum driven multi-phase space optimization plan. Read on for a fuller picture of what the museum was dealing with. See more artwork shelving solutions.

The institution had taken up residence in a new building. It wanted to bring everything under one roof. There was concern over the use of vertical space, though. It wasn’t being effectively used in the new collections vault. Many pieces were still in off-site facility storage. This drove the museum to put a multi-phase space optimization program into action. It called for what would become art tall bay wall access lift shelves. The storage was known as tall shelving along one wall in the early stages, though. Along with large framed paintings, the units were to accommodate two-dimensional works.

Despite the height of the wall, there were constraints. The shelving had to take absolute advantage of whatever space was available. Compliance with local codes and accommodating exposed ductwork were important, too. The storage also needed to provide access to electrical boxes.

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storing retrieving large frame paintingsArt tall bay wall access lift shelves capitalize on space from every angle

Museum staff reached out to an expert storage consultant for help. Measurements of the space and notes about the constraints were taken. It took the work of many to devise what became art tall bay wall access lift shelves. This included the consultant, museum and those that made up a joint projects team. Its construction was based on a popular style of storage. The shelving unit spans 40 feet in length. It stands 13-to-15 feet high, proving its ability to capitalize on space from every angle. 

Safely storing & retrieving large frame paintings

Vertical bars are present to maintain collection accessible and organization. The art tall bay wall access lift shelves extend several feet high within the air. For this reason, specialized equipment eases collection access and ensures user safety. It allows staff to carry out storing & retrieving large frame paintings without harm.

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“I want to thank your entire team for the outstanding work on our art storage project. The process from beginning to end was smooth and enjoyable, and the finished room looks terrific! Chester, Bryan, Chris, Chris, and the other members were extremely thorough and a pleasure to work with. They followed our house rules and took our direction very well. Thanks again for an outstanding project, and I look forward to working with Southwest Solutions in the future should the opportunity arise. ”

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“The new art racks are massive and beautiful! I cannot wait to hang art on the racks with those fancy hooks, wow! Thank you for helping me see the project through. The efforts of your team and installation really made the project go very smoothly and on time. We look forward to showing off the new and improved art storage room to our Director, Board Members, and Staff. Thanks a million, it has been a pleasure to work with you and your wonderful team on our paintings storage area.”

San Antonio Museum of Art

“I would like to thank you and your team at Southwest Solutions Group for working with the museum so diligently over the years. I also want to thank you personally for your patience, professionalism and great attitude as we’ve navigated the sometimes bumpy road to completing the Blanton Phase I and Phase II. Southwest Solutions Group will certainly be at the very top of my list for any future museum storage needs.”

Blanton Museum of Art

“Southwest Solutions Group is an amazing company made so much better by having Daryl at the helm of Museum and Library storage space saving designs in the NW. Daryl is not only an expert in high density shelving systems, but he consistently tunes into optimizing long term solutions to complex storage needs and pliable projects. Always reliable and knowledgeable, Daryl and his Spacesaver’s team have been indispensable partners in our world of cultural preservation.”

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