Museums and galleries build their reputations on their collections’ quality and quantity. Yet floor space can be limited. Mobile art racks offer an efficient, cost-effective way to improve organization and access while protecting and preserving the collection and gaining space.
Determining the amount of space needed for museum or gallery storage is often daunting. The organizational need varies. Collections are typically stored:
- in cabinets, on top of those cabinets, on the floor, and throughout the building on multipurpose shelving
- centralized, but the challenge is accounting for objects of so many different sizes and types
- centralized, yet the collection continues to grow, and overcrowding has become an issue.
Regardless of the storage scenario, the priorities remain similar. Those in charge of collection storage planning want to provide adequate access, allow for safe movement of collection items, protect collection, and enable efficient workflow for employees. Ultimately, the goal is to develop a storage layout that works for both your collection and your people, without sacrificing collection care and preservation. Mobile Art Racks can play an integral role.
Advantages of Mobile Art Racks
With mobile art racks offering reclaiming your space, flexibly preserving the collection, and keep it safe in a build-to-last, cost-effective way, we’re surprised there isn’t a museum of art racks themselves! Oh well, while we’re waiting for that, your visitors can keep coming back to see the latest, greatest finds and witness the curator’s creativity in pulling together exhibits or shows. Meanwhile, with mobile art storage your museum or gallery personnel don’t have to work so hard just to locate and safely store your collection.
Spacesaver Mobile Art Racks can be ceiling-supported or floor-mounted using manual or powered high density mobile systems. Consult with a Patterson Pope expert today!