Collection care. It’s the single-most important undertaking for large and small museums alike—and as collections continue to grow, efficient storage space and control over collections are even more important in today’s preservation strategies.
In working with numerous museums throughout Utah, Nevada, Southern Idaho, and San Diego, Spacesaver Intermountain recognizes that conservation, preservation, and security are equally important factors when choosing a museum storage solution. We’re proud to be a single-source museum and archival storage provider, offering solutions for a wide variety of museum applications.
Years of History Compacted at SLC Public Safety Museum
Before the construction of the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, the small but robust collection of police and fire department museum archives—totally 293 combined years of history—were scattered throughout the city. SLC’s administration worried would be lost without proper care and storage, and the care of the collection became a priority when planning the new building.
Using a combination of art racks, museum grade storage cabinets, and static metal shelving, we were able to draw up a design that could house all of the archives in one space—leading to the department being able to open a dedicated museum so that the community could view the artifacts.
If collection care is the first priority for a museum’s collections, then additional space is a close second. High-density mobile shelving can be a tremendous asset to museum and archival storage. A variety of static metal shelving, museum cabinets, drawers and doors, and additional components can be installed into high-density mobile carriage. These carriages act as “shelves that move” and eliminate fixed aisles, allowing the storage of more artifacts in less space.
The nature of your collections depends significantly on the storage used—and each storage component utilized in our Viking museum cabinets offers its own form of protection to help guard against environmental factors.
Through completely controlled storage environments that help maintain a constant level of humidity and temperature to silicone seals that provide an airtight storage environment to minimize exposure to dust, insects, and particulates, our museum storage cabinets protect your most important and delicate artifacts.