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How to Improve Your Museum’s Art Storage
As a gallery or museum owner, you might not always have the necessary space to display every piece in your collection. When the time comes to put artwork into short- or long-term storage, thoughtful organization is key. To reduce the likelihood of damage, it is important to know how to store art safely and which types of units are best for your unique needs.
Who Can Benefit From Art Storage?
Art and museum storage is a great option for any individual or organization specializing in the stewardship of art. Galleries in need of fine art storage and museums looking for museum storage can benefit, as well as universities, libraries, private collectors, archival facilities, art stores, and more.
Why Is Artwork Storage a Good Investment?
Each piece of art in your collection is an irreplaceable, delicate work––and probably the result of a hefty investment! As such, it is critical to protect and securely store artwork. Proper art storage ensures that each piece lasts as long as possible so that generations to come can enjoy it.
Here are some of the reasons why you should invest in proper artwork storage:
1. Preserve and protect your artwork.
An artist worked hard to create the work, and now you must take good care of it. Our artwork storage is specially designed to meet the special requirements of museum and fine art storage, with durable materials that keep out light, dust, and other dangers. The right unit will also protect a piece from creasing and folds.
2. Keep your inventory organized.
Artwork storage helps you manage your collections. If you manage a large gallery with numerous pieces, you need to know where each work is located. When it’s time to set up a new exhibit or show the work to a potential buyer, you need to be able to find it swiftly.
3. Save space in your storage area.
A shelving unit with room for multiple paintings will keep paintings safer and make smarter use of your floor space. In addition, proper artwork storage can save space in your storage area––and potentially reduce costs if you’re able to downsize your storage facility.
How To Store Artwork Safely
Proper art storage requires a specific set of conditions. Fragile pieces of art need to be protected from the elements to minimize damage. If a piece is exposed to too much humidity, light, dust, or other types of conditions, it can be damaged beyond repair. You don’t want faded paintings, torn canvas, or brittle paper, which means you need to create a storage environment that protects your collections from these risks.
Types of Art Storage
Selecting the proper art storage unit for your collection is essential. Once you’ve established the proper conditions for artwork storage, you’ll want to select a unit that fits your needs. StoreMoreStore’s art racks and wall display panels are available in many shapes and sizes to match your storage goals.
1. Store works horizontally with flat shelving.
Flat shelving neatly stores prints, drawings, documents, and more. Works on paper shelving feature flat, open storage for works on paper. Individual shelves keep your pieces organized and orderly, while non-gassing materials protect against damage. If you prefer an option with drawers, explore our flat plan file cabinets. These units are available in a variety of dimensions, so you can find an appropriately sized unit for your needs and prevent creasing. Convenient label holders on each drawer front make it easy to stay organized.
2. Transport collections easily with framed artwork storage carts.
When you need to move your collections from one storage area to another, between restoration labs, or back to the gallery, framed artwork storage carts simplify transit. Just slide a painting or work into the individual slot, and you can roll right along to your destination. These units feature adjustable dividers that keep the painting upright and allow you to store multiple items on each cart without accidental touching or falling.
3. Organize your works with artwork shelving.
Artwork shelving is a highly versatile storage choice for all types of framed and unframed works. These units keep art shelved and off of the ground, safe from potentially harmful light and dust. When you need to find a specific work for your next exhibit, it’s easy to scope out the correct piece among your collection, thanks to the open shelves that provide excellent visibility. The large––and often adjustable––cubbies offer plenty of room for paintings of different heights within one unit, making great use of your storage space.
4. Display art safely with art display panels.
What’s the point of having a magnificent work in your collection if no one can see it? Art display panels can keep your art visible, even while safely in storage. You can hang pieces right onto the mesh with art hooks; no nails are required! StoreMoreStore offers both wall-mounted panels and freestanding panels so that you can show off your works in any high-traffic area.
Why Buy Art Storage From StoreMoreStore?
We believe that preserving art is essential. Since 2012, StoreMoreStore’s artwork storage solutions have helped museums, galleries, and more protect their investments and keep artworks safe. We can help your business store art safely, too! To find out how, give us a call at (855) 786-7667 or send us an email.
At home it might be acceptable to leave clothes piled up on the floor, but anywhere else, it’s a pretty bad idea. But sometimes it’s challenging to find a solution that’s both affordable and practical for your needs. That’s why we’ve just added a bunch of new garment storage racks to our existing offerings. These garment racks are ideal for a variety of applications like…
1. Theater Costumes
Everyone that’s ever worked in or participated in theater knows that the creative spirit can sometimes be messy. You also know that costumes are expensive and budgets are usually small. But the costumes are a huge part of the story you’re telling. How would you know it’s a Shakespeare play if everyone was dressed in modern clothes? Keeping all your costumes preserved and organized is essential – and easy to do with the garment racks.
2. Church Choir Robes
Just like theaters, churches typically operate on small budgets. Most of the money raised gets put back into the church itself or gets put to use through charity work. You need to make sure your church choir robes last through multiple performances and many people wearing them. Storing them hanging on racks ensures they’re safe from damage.
3. K-12 Classrooms
Kids are rambunctious to say the least. And they’re also prone to accidents. The phrase “don’t run with scissors” isn’t said for nothing. Keeping jackets and coats out of the way in the classroom helps to prevent any kind of tripping hazard.
4. Small Museums
While the big-boys in the museum world might get all the attention, small community museums are what preserve local history. They play an important role in keeping us informed about what’s happened in our towns over the years. Part of that history includes the clothing and dress of generations past. And since these types of garments are so sensitive, you can’t just leave them piled in a corner. The garment racks are an excellent solution since they are right-sized for your small museum.
5. Laboratory Coats
Working in a research facility or clean room, you’re going to have a lab coat. And making sure it’s there when you need to put it on saves time and helps you do your job. The garment storage racks keep your coat closer to the point of use so that you can focus on your job, not searching for a missing lab coat.
Find Your Garment Storage Racks Online Now
If you need a garment storage rack, you’ll find our large selection here online. And if you need any help picking the right one or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.
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.
Shop Now for Museum Storage Systems
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.
StoreMoreStore is currently having a sale on all Wall Mounted Art Racks! The Wall Mounted Art Racks are a cost-effective solution for storing framed artwork in your museum. In addition, the racks can be used in galleries, libraries and even offices that want to display and store art. Shop online now for the best prices on all our Wall Mounted Art Racks!
Reasons to Use Wall Mounted Art Racks for Storing Framed Artwork
The main benefit to using Wall Mounted Art Racks is that framed paintings are lifted off the floor to keep them protected in case there is something like a flood of water in your storage area.
The Wall Mounted Art Racks help keep track of inventory because they keep framed paintings on display so that you can easily and quickly rotate your collection whenever needed. Also, storing framed paintings off the floor and mounted on a wall still gives you access to electrical outlets. Finally, using an empty wall as storage will save floor space.
- Woven wire mesh is 10 gauge (.135) steel wire, woven into 2″ x 1″ rectangular mesh
- Mesh is securely welded to a 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ x 1/8″ steel angle frame
- Panels have one 7/8″ x 3/4″ stiffener welded to the frame (wider panels have two stiffeners)
- Emission free powder coat paint finished applied to all components with no off gassing or volatiles to protect all artwork
Shop Now for the Sale Price on All Wall Mounted Art Racks!
The sale won’t last forever, so shop online now at StoreMoreStore for your Wall Mounted Art Racks! And if you have any questions or want to speak with a representative, 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.