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As you know, improper storage is very bad for your museum. Many of the artifacts and artworks you have are very old and practically priceless. In addition, specimens that are studied and researched at your museum need to be properly preserved. That’s why StoreMoreStore has a range of museum storage systems that are specifically designed to protect your collections.
Herbarium & Entomology Cabinets
The many features of herbarium & entomology cabinets – paint that is non-gassing and non-reactive, heavy duty steel construction, a sealed and waterproof top – make them a secure investment in the protection of your museum’s collection.
Framed Art Storage Racks
Framed art storage racks are a flexible and dependable art storage system. Each horizontal shelf can be adjusted up or down on 1 ½ inch increments so that each opening can be customized for storing you museum and gallery collection. In addition, the framed art storage racks have a powder coat paint finish that does not put off gases to ensure your collection will be protected long-term. Also, there are 13 different colors to choose from for your racks that will match any décor.
Roll-Out Art Racks
Roll-out art racks are designed to maximize space for storing museum art collections. Each panel on the rack has heavy duty braided mesh to allow for hanging artwork on both sides. The racks anchor to the floor with no need for ceiling support, and the linear motion design helps each rack to slide in and out without disturbing the other racks. Because there are no access aisles in between each row, you will easily be able to increase your storage capacity in less space. Also, the roll-out art racks slide smoothly and quietly, which makes them an excellent art storage system.
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Visit our museum storage home page to find herbarium & entomology cabinets, framed art racks, and more for your collection. If you need any help or have any questions, please give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.
Whether you are a museum curator or a researcher at a university, you know that keeping delicate organic specimens intact over the long term is a balancing act. There are 6 major factors that typically lead to damage for collections that aren’t kept safely in archival storage.
- Light (visible and UV wavelengths)
- High humidity
- Excessive or unauthorized handling
- Pest infestation
- Improper temperature control
- Dust and other contaminants
Without appropriate preservation museum cabinets and artifacts storage equipment, your organization’s collection could be at risk. You don’t have a second chance to get specimen or museum storage right. Specimens and artifacts may suffer irreparable damage and be difficult or impossible to replace.
One of the challenges of sourcing archival cabinets is the wide variety of specimens requiring storage. Each type of specimen may have different requirements. For example, keeping dermestid beetles out of your entomology cabinets is absolutely critical. Pest infestation can turn an insect collection that took years to build into piles of dust in just a couple of weeks. Other special considerations for entomology collections include being able to find the correct style of drawer for your institution’s preferred display method (Cornell, Smithsonian, California, or USNM style).
Herbarium cabinets require very careful humidity control to keep mold from destroying fragile plant tissue. Your main concern with geology cabinets is typically finding sturdy shelving or drawers that can hold up under the weight of all those rocks. You may need extra security such as museum cabinet locking mechanisms to prevent theft of high-value specimens in some collections.
Museum Collection Cabinets Offer Multiple Solutions
At StoreMoreStore, we provide museum storage solutions including specimen cabinets that help you control all of the factors that could degrade your collection. Our museum cabinets close and seal with gaskets that keep the interior environmental conditions at optimal levels for long term preservation.