The Viking by Spacesaver line of museum storage cabinets is designed to protect collections, save space, and provide enduring solutions for institutions of all sizes. From our popular all-purpose cabinets to specialized cabinets for botany, entomology, and other disciplines, our museum cases are fully configurable and customizable to suit any need.
We understand that no collection is standard, and we’ll help design a storage solution to fit your collection, your facility, and your day-to-day processes. Viking metal cabinets are designed to protect stored items from dust, water, and damage and preserve them for years to come, and all of our museum storage cabinets can be mounted on compact mobile shelving to make the most optimal use of available space.
This guide is intended as a starting point to help you take the first steps toward designing a new storage solution.
Brochure: Museum Collections Storage Guide
We see it all the time: even the most competent and esteemed museum professionals become a bit uncertain when faced with the daunting task of planning new collections storage areas. Whether you’re shopping for a single cabinet or renovating a collection area or new facility, this guide is intended as a starting point to help you take the first steps toward designing a new storage solution. We urge you to design from the inside out, and by that we mean starting with the needs of your collection, then ensuring that day-to-day procedures are as efficient as possible, and then considering the physical constraints of your facility.
One of our most popular series, these versatile counter-height designs are available in multiple sizes and can be used to store a wide variety of collections.
These carefully crafted cabinets are ideal for heavy geological collections. Available in counter height and full height designs, the cabinets can be equipped with rugged, heavy-gauge steel drawers from any supplier to house any size collection.
Perfect for herbariums, these cabinets preserve botanical collections and protect them from infestation. The full height models feature a handy reference shelf for viewing specimens in the collection storage area.
Versatility is the hallmark of Viking’s full height conservation cabinets. A wide range of sizes and unique optional accessories make these cabinets the choice to house a multitude of diverse collections.
These cabinets are precision-crafted to store your choice of four styles of entomology drawers – Cornell, USNM, California Academy and Smithsonian. Pull-out work shelves are included on the full height models to provide extra workspace. Choose from enclosed cabinets or open shelving to suit your needs.
Capable of storing a number of large flat items, these cabinets have stainless steel tracks and plated rollers that eliminate contamination from flaking paint. If equipped with the optional base, they can be double-stacked to create a counter-height work or storage surface.