Museum Storage Solutions

Organize, Safely Store, Preserve, And Protect Your Artifacts

Curate and store your collections with specialty storage systems 

Your Museum Storage Options

Furniture systems provide functional work spaces for your staff, curators and patrons


Compactor Shelving

Compactor Shelving, also known as mobile shelving, have the ability to more than double your storage capacity using the same space by removing aisles

Carriages can be fitted with art racks, cabinetry, shelving, modular drawers, etc. in a variety of configurations for collection storage

Carriages move on tracks either mechanically or electronically to open up an aisle space for access to your collections

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Art Storage

Store, preserve and protect your art with art racks

These steel reinforced art racks are “pull-out” sliding wire panels that can be freestanding or ceiling hung and floor guided

Another art storage solution is flat file cabinets, which are ideal for storing matted art, prints maps, photographs, and any flat artifacts

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Pomona-Art Racks

Cabinet Storage

For matted art or other flat objects, storage cabinets with pull out trays and cubbies offer another great option for collections storage

Cabinets can be outfitted with solid panel doors to protect and secure contents or window doors for visibility

Rotary cabinets offer unique rotating storage within a high-density file cabinet

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Build a customized collections storage and work area that maximizes your space with a variety of shelving systems that each have their own unique features 

Choose from these types of shelving:

  • Lateral Stationary Shelving
  • Mobile Shelving (aka Compactor)
  • Wire Shelving

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Aurora-shelving on mobile carriages

Modular Millwork

Modular Millwork has a Lego-like construction to give you endless options for configuring your spaces for collections, storage, and workrooms, including staff offices

The steel frame withstands even the heaviest use environments and is purposely designed to simplify reconfiguring, relocating, and repurposing of cabinets as needs change

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Choose a simple workbench as an ideal work surface for cataloging new collections and matting art

Personalize your workbench with a variety of accessories housed either above or below the workbench – all within arm’s reach for optimal work productivity

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Pomona-Custom Workbench

Foldable Furniture

Swiftspace's foldable and mobile cubicles, desks, worktables, meeting rooms and private offices provide a myriad of options for museum use

Each system folds up in less than 60 seconds to 15% of its original size and rolls easily away for storage or use in another location

Create temporary work and collaborative spaces for visiting researchers, curators, and students - perfect for use at exhibit openings, or to set up temporary workstations next to collections for cataloging

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Related Resources

Additional resources for you to learn more about your museum storage solutions

Case Study-Benton Museum

Case Study: Benton Museum

Substandard art care and access to collections resolved with these storage solutions

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Video-Swiftspace-Flexible Furniture College Test

Flexible Furniture (1m)

This facility tested the flexibility of Swiftspace with success

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16-9 Video-High-Density Storage

High-Density Storage (1m)

A museum’s diminishing storage capacity was increased using this system

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