Our museum's collections are stored and catalogued in the room you can see through the window. This room is called the collection store.
Only a small percentage of a museum's collection is normally on display. The remainder stays in storage, in controlled conditions. Access to the collection store is controlled. Light, temperature and relative humidity are kept within limits.
The people working in the collection store are collection managers, curators and volunteers. We work together to keep information about the collection in a collection management database. We store objects in archival housings and museum quality storage units made of powder coated metal.
All these things working together help preserve collections for future generations.
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