Geelong Gallery – Customised High Density Artwork Storage

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Project: Customised high density artwork storage cassette racking system.

Client Brief:

Since its establishment in 1896 the Gallery has amassed a magnificent collection of 19th and 20th century Australian and European paintings and decorative artworks. An ever-increasing requirement for efficiently storing this extensive collection of artwork saw the Geelong Gallery reach out to A1 Precision Solutions in Dandenong to add additional customised pull-out cassette art racks.

Scope of Works:

Manufacture, supply, install and commission a custom pull-out cassette art rack. The system has the capacity to store artwork up to 2800mm x 2200mm in an upright position, with efficient high density. Slide-out panels can be set at any position, allowing artwork with various frame types to be stored. The system is modular, so extensions and modifications are simple. The cassette rack is freestanding, allowing for future relocation or reconfiguration if required. The artwork hangs vertically, mirroring how they would hang in a exhibition environment. In this high density system, the gallery has the potential to store over 270m2 of artwork in an area with a footprint of only 4m x 6m.

Outcomes:

The system was installed over a period of three days, and commissioning took place immediately after the installation. Completed in December 2018, the Geelong Gallery is now able to efficiently store their already extensive artwork collection in readily accessible cassette racks.

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