19 Aug BEHIND THE CURTAIN: A PEEK INTO MUSEUM STORAGE
As we enter the thick of summer heat in New Orleans relief finds us in the form of August’s Museum Month. Throughout the city, admission prices are lowering as temperatures are rising and what better way to beat the heat than immersing yourself in our city’s cultural mecca. While experiencing our past through these aesthetically pleasing environments, don’t be afraid to peek behind the curtain and discover how we contribute to securing some of our city’s most sacred pieces.
AOS is privileged to support museum clients around the region that work to preserve our past, present, and future. Through our exclusive relationship with Spacesaver, our team provides an array of storage solutions specifically designed to store and preserve our greatest historical assets. From initial space assessment, to product installation, we are able to apply our expertise to advise museum professionals on maximizing their space and protecting their most precious collections. The variety of storage options include:
Small Object Storage– No shell or entomology specimen is too small to fit into our cabinets, shelves, and variety of drawers.
Large Object Storage– From wooly mammoths to historic torpedoes and everything in between, our custom designs assist in achieving the right combination of cantilever shelving, heavy-duty racking, as well as cabinetry built to suit every need.
Art Racks –Classic paintings to concert posters can hang out in this compact storage solution that allows for convenient access to various collections.
Archival Storage– First editions, rare film footage, and all items that require extra-special care can be safely tucked away in perforated shelving, end panels, and mobile storage systems engineered to work in climate-controlled environments.
We hope you can take advantage of the refuge in a museum this month and explore the incredible exhibits around our city. The pieces preserving the artwork may not be the most glamorous but we certainly hope you can now take a moment to appreciate their role in bringing us Museum Months for generations to come.
For more information on Museum Month click here: http://www.touristathome.com/new-orleans-museum-month/