Carriage-Mounted Art Racks

Spacesaver offers a wide array of specialized systems for museums to optimize their available space and securely store and display as many pieces as possible for their patrons. Our variety of art racks, designed and manufactured for hanging art collections, come in six configurations. The Carriage-Mounted Art Rack – a combination of high-density mobile carriage plus art rack – brings space optimization and display to a new level, allowing museums the ability to preserve, protect, and showcase artwork with best-in-class solutions.

carriage mounted art rack on mechanical assist compactor system
Features & Benefits
  • Compatible with Mechanical Assist and Powered mobile systems
  • Includes carriage filler (to conceal internal components)
  • Canopy tops available
  • Closure panels (to conceal operating mechanism) sold separately
carriage mounted art racks at Burke Museum
carriage mounted art rack at Vanderwarker
carriage mounted art racks on Spacesaver compactor system
carriage mounted art racks on powered compactor system
carriage mounted art racks at Dunn Museum
Dunn museum art racks on compactor system

Screen Options and Accessories

Able to span the entirety of your available floor space, the Carriage-Mounted Art Rack is available with woven wire and punched (horizontal diamond, vertical diamond, or rectangular) single-sided screen options. See how it compares to the rest of our Art Rack options in the chart below.

art screen triangle punch - art rack accessory options
Punched Screen Styles

Horizontal diamond, vertical diamond, and rectangular punched screen is available in 1” increments.

Capacity: 10 lbs./SF per side

art screen - woven wire art rack option
Woven Screen Styles

Available in horizontal rectangular, woven screen is adjustable in 6” increments.

Capacity: 5 lbs./SF per side

art rack hanger accessory

Art Hooks/b> - Hooks are designed to securely hold hanging art. Hangers are available unfinished or with a museum-safe coating to prevent scratching.

modular art rack tray accessory

Art Rack Tray - Originally designed to support spear bases, our clients also use them to store spare hangers and other supplies at the point of need. Custom sizes and designs are available.

Spacesaver art rack standard shelf accessory

Art Rack Shelf - Provides additional support for hanging art by reducing stress on wire attachment hardware and other hanging apparatus. The bent lip running along the shelf’s outer edge prevents slippage.

textile roll holder accessory

Textile Roll Holder - Our textile roll holders are available with a non-off-gassing powder coat paint finish, or they can be coated to protect against scratching and abrasion.

Art Rack Comparison

Need a different style art rack for your specific application. Please see our other options in our comprehensive art storage solution set.

Carriage-Mounted Modular Wall-Mounted Lateral Floor-Supported Overhead-Supported
Welded wire screen X
Triangle punched screen X
Punched screens X X X X X
Woven wire screen X X X X X
Double-sided X X X X X
Single-sided X X X
In-floor rail guidance required X X X
Ceiling guidance required X X
Unistrut required (sourced by distributor) X X
Easily relocated X X
Modes of operation Manual, Mechanical Assist, Powered Manual NA Manual, Mechanical Assist Manual Manual

Note: client is responsible for consulting with architect and/or structural engineer to ensure building’s capability of supporting loads imposed by storage systems.

compactor system at Delaware Art Museum

Blending the Past & Future

Ideal for entities whose space and budget constraints require a system that can be integrated into compact storage systems with other Spacesaver museum storage solutions, this configuration allows curators to combine framed art storage with museum cabinets, shelving, and other storage solutions.

See how the Delaware Art Museum utilized our innovative Carriage-Mounted art racks to house their donated collections, which contained both works of art and library holdings.