With a fully configurable interior and a sturdy, modular exterior, the 920 Series cabinet is designed to protect your collections not only now but into the future as well. This versatile preservation cabinet is able to adapt to your ever-changing collection needs and protects while also offering unparalleled flexibility.
Well-designed collections areas embody the concept of resilience: they’re built to last while also being flexible enough to change. They continually preserve collections and they adapt to evolving circumstances, changing right along with new curatorial priorities, emerging guidance in classification, and advances in collections care practices.
We understand that preservation and access are paramount: museums need cabinets with proven strength and durability. They also need flexibility because of the on-going need to accommodate new acquisitions, reorganize collections, and responsibly house items that are on temporary loan. That’s why the 920 series preservation cabinet is such an enduring investment in the future of your collections. Its interior can be configured and reconfigured as collections change, while its modular steel exterior is built to stand the test of time.
When designing your ideal cabinet or collections area layout, it’s always a good idea to start by considering the objects in your collections and the preservation conditions they need. It’s also helpful to consult with staff who will be using the cabinets on a daily basis to determine their preferences for using the cabinets and accessing the collections. The goal is to optimize space and promote efficiency throughout the collections area and within the cabinets themselves.
Customize your drawers and cabinets to fit your exact collection. We take into account all agents of deterioration when building these sturdy, meant to last, flexible cabinets. Put these cabinets on High-Density Mobile Shelving in order to condense space and utilize your collection area in the best way possible.
The biggest challenge in planning a collections area is dealing with future uncertainty. Cabinets represent major investments and are expected to last for years, and yet their interiors are relatively fixed and unchanging. As a result, collections managers often find themselves locked into cabinet configurations that were chosen decades ago. Although it’s still important to make an educated guess as to how collections will grow and change in the future, the 920’s removable liners allow for a great deal of flexibility as time goes by. A 920 cabinet can be configured for two-inch trays today, and in ten or twenty years the liners and accessories can be removed and replaced with liners that support six-inch drawers, or even hanging rods and shelves. Optional dividers and half-width accessories can create even more options.
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