Helping Maximize Museum Space with Collections / Artwork Storage Systems
You collect it; we can help you protect it. Artifacts help us remember and learn from history. Count on Patterson Pope to make sure they will still be with us in the future. With more stuff to store, space savings, access and control over your collections have become key elements to our museum storage solutions.
When it comes to collections storage, one of the questions many museum curators have is: How do I best store these bulky items so they don’t take up too much space and also remain free from damage? For items like large fossils, ancient pottery, textiles, motorcycles are more; we have several innovative shelving options. Consider traditional four-post shelving with doors and drawers for specimen jars and cases, or go for wide span shelving for larger items.
Hang-Glider and Mobile Art Rack systems are a perfect fit for framed art and other vertical material storage applications. They keep the art work protected and save you space at the same time.
Also, most galleries and museums are in the business of collecting. This means that their collections will grow with time, so they need storage solutions that will grow with them. No worries, our storage solutions can be easily expanded, so you can add more pieces as your collection grows.
For museums that need to maximize the use of floor space, then high density mobile storage is a great way to go. High density storage maximizes floor space by eliminating most of the aisles. When you need to access an item, the shelving moves to create a new aisle where you need it. Many museums and galleries save up to half of their floor space by switching to high density shelving. This allows them to add additional storage or use that area for some other purpose.
Of course, in a museum or gallery, safe keeping of the collections is one of the most important goals. That's why we offer museum cabinets and drawer systems designed specifically for preservation. We also have flat files for archived items, like old news clippings, maps or pieces of art, that need to be stored flat.
From mobile art racks to museum cabinets to mobile storage systems, Patterson Pope has the innovative storage solutions that keep today's museums and galleries working efficiently. We can provide visible storage systems for on-display items, and we can help you store your off-display items safely, yet in a way that makes future retrieval simple when you are ready to put them out for the public to enjoy again. Contact us today by completing the easy to use Information Request form or by visiting our Contact Us page.