Museums often need to preserve large textiles such as flags, rugs, and quilts, but folding these objects for long-term storage can result in creases that form along the folds. To avoid folding and associated damage, these items can be rolled onto tubes and loaded onto racks for compact storage.
Spacesaver introduced cantilever racks for rolled textiles after our museum clients told us they wanted racks that were more versatile, more durable, and easier to use than existing products on the market. Our sturdy rolled textile racks can be sized to perfectly fit your collection.
“The cantilever carries an incredible amount of weight. We were actually sort of dumbfounded at how much weight they carry.”
-Museum Facility Manager
Spacesaver’s rolled textile racks can be reconfigured on the fly, without special tools.
The racks provide exceptional durability and weight capacity. Capacities for the racks can vary based on the racks’ height, the length of the textile arms, and whether the racks are single- or double-sided. Your local Spacesaver distributor (get connected here) can provide detailed information on your specific situation.
These textile racks are modular and provide a variety of installation options. They can be stationary (mounted to the floor or a wall), installed on a high-density mobile system to conserve floor space, or equipped with a rolling caster base for ultimate flexibility.
Our textile racks are deburred and finished with non-off-gassing powder-coat paint to ensure long-term protection for even the most fragile collections.
See How These Museums Use Rolled Textile Racks
This federal agency needed to store hundreds of state and territory flags of various sizes in the most compact way possible. The collections manager chose to install Spacesaver’s rolled textile racks on high-density mobile shelving.
This county museum in Illinois was moving to a new location and needed to integrate storage for quilts, banners, flags, and other textiles with a variety of other storage equipment. In order to make the best use of limited space, the design team opted for rolled textile racks that could be mounted on compact mobile storage systems.
Staff at this university’s art gallery had been using a textile roll racking system that was so difficult to adjust that they had to call in the maintenance department when they needed to incorporate new acquisitions into storage. The new Spacesaver textile racks ensure that every cubic inch of space can be used, with various tube lengths and arms that are sturdy and easy to adjust horizontally and vertically.
Contact us to learn more about Spacesaver’s rolled textile racks and other collections care solutions. We can also put you in touch with your local Spacesaver consultant, who can assess your space free of charge.