Most museum depositories have to make the most of the available space. After all, museum collections are always growing. However, it is not always possible to expand the depository. So when a depository is almost full, the solution often involves using the depository space more efficiently.
The advantages of mobile depository systems
The installation of mobile depository cabinets almost always creates a huge amount of extra space. After all, you always need walking space between static cabinets. But these walking spaces can be used for storage when you opt for a mobile system. In practice, the use of mobile depository cabinets usually enables you to realise double the storage space.
Note that if your depository ceiling is high enough, you may be able to build an extra layer of cabinets on top of the first layer. Combine this with the installation of mobile cabinets and your storage space is suddenly four times larger!
Mobile depository cabinets
With mobile depository cabinets, you create more storage space in your museum depository. Because the cabinets are rolled against each other, you can be assured that your collection is being stored safely. The objects are protected against dust and bright light.
Mobile depository shelving systems
If your depository space is kept dust-free and has the right climatological conditions, you can also use mobile (open) depository shelving systems. This is particularly attractive when you have extra height available for higher shelving systems. Because you can then more than double your depository’s storage space.
Magista: safe storage for museums
Magista’s cabinets, racks and other storage solutions comply with the requirements of the Public Records Act. In other words: we use low-acidity paints. Moreover, our products for museums have also passed the Oddy test. So our products do not emit any substances that can damage the stored collection.
For more information about mobile depository systems, contact your Magista distributor. Or make an appointment with our account manager.
Hallmark – ISO and EU
We aim for a high level of operational management, production and quality control. The safety conditions in our production factories have been thoroughly inspected and comply with all the relevant European guidelines and directives. Where applicable, all of our products have the well-known European CE marking for overall safety. And last but not least, our quality control procedure is certified according to the international ISO 9001 standards. Every year, our ISO certification is reconfirmed by an independent controlling body. All in all, these standards and certificates assure you that Magista’s products and services meet the highest standards.
Hallmark – Products
All of Magista’s cabinets, shelving systems and all other products comply with various hallmarks in the Netherlands and Germany. Those hallmarks officially confirm the quality, safety and sustainability of the Magista products. To obtain these hallmarks, the products must pass a number of tests. During these tests, which are implemented by independent inspection bodies, it is checked whether the products comply with the applicable requirements related to bearing capacity, safety, finishing and many other aspects. Magista itself also continuously tests its own products. For example, we subject all our storage systems for museums and depositories to the so-called ODDY-test.