Combining the Maxitek Mobile Storage System and High Density Drawer Storage System with innovating thinking and solid design principles, Bosco Storage Solutions provided the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new high tech off site store in Sydney, with a world class, custom Art Storage solution for their priceless collection.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of Sydney’s most distinctive landmarks, it’s classical and elegant design reflects nineteenth century ideas about the cultural role of a gallery as a temple to art and civilizing values.
The façade and old wing of the Art Gallery were built between 1896 and 1909. The history of the building reads like a sensational novel.
Over 100 years later the Art Gallery’s decision to build a state of the art off site store is years and worlds apart, reflecting the desire for a high tech solution.
Bosco was selected to supply Mobile and Industrial Storage Systems for their new world class facility.
Consisting of 15 double sided mobile units ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 metres wide, 3 metres high and 8 metres long, each base was specially designed to accommodate 11 tonne of weight under point load.
The Sales, Design and Engineering team at Bosco worked closely with the Art Gallery over many weeks refining the design of the system, made up of Long span shelving, vertical shelf panels, Boscotek High Density drawer storage cabinets and custom designed Industrial cabinets 2.5 metres wide and 2 metres high to house the Art Gallery’s priceless collection of Asian rolled fabrics.
The under floor track and unique bay locking system, were supplied to ensure OH&S standards were set to the highest possible level, further to this, Bosco supplied a specially designed flag warning system to the front of each mobile bay to visually alert other users when aisle ways are occupied. Dust sensitive artefacts were also a major consideration with the implementation of a crank operated roller blind system keeping selected art storage bays dust proof.
Over 2000 screen-printed and magnetic signs were supplied and fitted by Bosco to ensure each item of the Art Gallery’s extensive collection was easily locatable.
A large static slot shelving cabinet was installed to house framed works on paper. The design of this unit consisted of vertical panels, with each compartment with it’s own adjustable shelves. This allowed the Art Gallery to exactly match shelf compartment with object, efficiently maximising the use of space.
Large vase and artefacts storage needed to be secure and easily locatable and retrieved. Custom size glazed door cabinets were designed to house these precious objects using Boscotek Industrial cabinets with perspex panelled doors.
The range of Boscotek drawer storage products provided the perfect solution to the Conservation and Workshop sections located on the ground floor of the off site store. Stainless steel sink cabinets were provided to each workshop giving the staff access to an industrial strength wash centre.
This high tech complex storage solution was implemented using skills from all divisions of Bosco Storage Solutions, from Boscotek Industrial Drawer Storage Systems, Industrial Workbenches and Industrial Storage Cupboards to Bosco Commercial Office Storage products including Maxitek Mobile Shelving and Mobile Pedestals.
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