Designing Museum Collections Storage Areas

You have Options: Good, Better, & Best

Museum cabinets provide excellent protection for collections, but not all objects require the sealed interior environment that cabinets provide. How do you choose the best collections storage solutions to optimize space, protect collections, and stay within your budget?

Spacesaver makes it easy to extend your range of options. Choose from open trays, drawers, shelving, and other accessories, then enclose them with doors to provide security and dust protection. Choose cabinets for the ultimate in collections care.

Good, Better, Best Comparison

Download the complete overview of our top three storage solutions for 3-D artifacts and natural history specimens.

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Good

4-post Shelving with Nantucket Drawers and/or Trays

This value-engineered alternative to museum cabinets maximizes vertical space and keeps collections organized. Install museum-quality drawers and trays in 4-Post Shelving, and fill the remaining space with shelving, hanging garments, and more.

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Getter

Add Frame-Mounted Doors to Nantucket System

Add doors to the Nantucket system to provide some protection from dust and pests. Optional locks help prevent unauthorized access to stored items, and see-through doors promote visible collections storage.

spacesaver preservation museum cabinet

Best

Spacesaver 920 Series Viking Preservation Cabinet

To establish and maintain optimal preservation conditions, choose the 920 Series: Preservation Cabinet. The 920 Series is the gold standard for collections protection, with a sturdy welded frame and a fully sealed interior that maintains a more consistent preservation environment and protects against dust and pests.

No matter which option you choose, your nearby Spacesaver distributorship will provide expert space planning assistance, installation, and service long after the sale.

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11 Tips for Collections Storage Design

Get insights from architects, space planners, and museum professionals to help plan your project and preserve your collection better.

Your Personal Guide To Designing Museum Collections Storage Areas

Want to learn more about how we can help protect collections? Contact us to get connected to your nearby Spacesaver museum consultant, who can answer your questions, assess your space, and provide renderings — all with no cost and no obligation. Get in touch today!

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