Meeting Contemporary Demands for Art and Museum Storage

What the average visitor to a museum or art gallery sees on display is usually just a fraction of the immense collections that the facility holds in its archives. In some cases, just 2-3% of a museum’s entire collection is on display. So where’s the rest?

The majority of a museum’s exhibits are typically buried deep within the core of the building in hard-to-access storage areas or, in some cases, at a different facility altogether. Lack of access to important exhibits is increasingly being recognized as a problem for museums and, in what has become known as the open culture movement, more and more galleries and exhibitions are calling for important materials to be more readily accessible to the people who venture to a museum in the hope of viewing something specific. But just how feasible is this? Can museum staff access vast storage areas to provide visitors with access to one single item?

This is the future of Museums.

The future museums and galleries will rely on organized, effective storage systems that allow curators to access stored materials and artifacts in a quick and efficient manner.

Museum Storage Solutions


Mobile Shelving

Display more items from your collection by using high-density mobile storage systems that make full use of the space available through removing the need for aisles.

Shelving Storage

We offer a range of shelving solutions that can be adjusted to your specific needs. For example, if you need additional security integrating into your storage systems to protect high-value collections, we can make it happen. Whatever your unique requirements, we can work with you to find the perfect solution.

Art Racks

Art racks maximize storage space through innovative storage methods that allow artwork to be stored on both sides of the rack, instantly doubling your storage capabilities. Where required, they can be fully integrated with mobile shelving solutions.


We offer custom storage cabinets that employ state-of-the-art technologies to control storage conditions including humidity and temperature, ensuring precious documents and artifacts are fully protected at all times.

Off-Site Storage

If your facility is bursting to the brim, storing items at off-site facilities may represent a viable solution. Our mobile high-bay storage systems can help you to develop new storage areas while also ensuring that all precious artifacts are fully protected.

Montel art museum storage at Harvard Fogg

Caring for your collection

We understand that the paintings, artifacts, and documents that are stored in museums and galleries are precious and irreplaceable, and that conservation, preservation, and security are major concerns when developing and implementing storage options.

We are highly experienced in delivering storage solutions for precious commodities and have worked directly with a number of prominent galleries and museums throughout the state of Washington. Just some of the relics we have worked with are as follows:

  • Historic Weapons
  • Textiles
  • Fine Art
  • Books
  • Rare Bones
  • Plants
  • Anthropology

Our experts can work closely with you to develop custom storage solutions that are 100% tailored to the unique needs of your museum or art gallery.

Contact one of our storage experts now for a free space assessment.


Workpointe is a deliberately different kind of company. We’re all about service and long-term relationships, rather than just making a sale. We’re committed to being both professional and personable – which means you’ll like our work and you’ll like working with us.

We ask the right questions, anticipate challenges and deliver solutions. If there’s a problem, we’ll make things right. We’re always willing to work harder and go the extra mile for our clients.

In short, we’ll do everything we can to make your job a little easier.

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9877 40th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Phone 206.763.4030 | Fax 206.763.4961

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1118 N Washington Street, Spokane, WA 99201
Phone 509.327.7150 | Fax 509.327.0817

Workpointe serves Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana, supporting regional and global projects.

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