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Supporting Artifact Storage Facilities at Near Capacity

Storage solutions for preserving historical artifacts in limited spaces.

May 23rd, 2024 - 2 min read

Methods of Conservation for Artifacts Storage

As collections expand, space constraints can hinder staff work areas and compromise environmental conditions for artifacts. This blog explores effective strategies and solutions for maximizing storage space, highlighting how Spacesaver storage systems can aid museums in preserving their heritage for future generations.

An Off-Site Facility to Keep Centuries of History On-Hand 

Preserving history is an important task that doesn’t always take top priority until it is too late. For the State of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the challenge of storing and preserving Michigan’s historical artifacts in an off-site facility was significant. The shift toward a more organized and space-efficient storage method speaks volumes to the transformation that Spacesaver’s innovative solutions can offer. Our local rep was able to help the Museum properly store centuries worth of artifacts within the same off-site facility by utilizing High-Density Mobile Systems with 4-Post shelving. 

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Maximize Artifacts Storage Space 

Running out of available space, Blithewold Mansion, in Bristol, Rhode Island, faced a similar challenge, ultimately needing a better way to keep track of all of the materials being stored. Once the summer home of the affluent Van Wickle family, Blithewold Mansion has now been transformed to a local museum, accessible to the public, with museum storage for their ever-growing collection of artifacts.

Custom Configurations & Accessories

Designed to securely store and preserve materials of all shapes, sizes, and origins, Spacesaver’s 4-Post and Case-Type Shelving can be customized to fit any need.

Restoring Your Artifacts’ Storage Strategy

  1. Are your artifacts crammed? Are they poorly accessible? If the answer is yes, your space is reaching its limits.
  2. Make the most of every cubic inch of your storage space by scheduling an assessment with your local Spacesaver museum consultant.
  3. Discover how our customized approach not only maximizes your artifacts storage space but also safeguards your heritage. Contact Spacesaver today.
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A Testament of Time

The examples above stand as a testament to the transformative power of Spacesaver’s innovative storage solutions, showcasing the impactful results achieved through collaboration and visionary planning. Spacesaver's dedication to preserving heritage goes beyond traditional storage, offering customizable solutions to safeguard history right where you are, no matter the size of your museum. 

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