A big part of our work here at the Montana Historical Society is to collect and preserve the books, documents, artwork and artifacts that tell the story of our State’s history. Proper storage of these items includes ensuring they are kept in an environmentally controlled area, where temperature, humidity and light levels are monitored. But proper storage also includes adequate space to accommodate collections without overcrowding.
|BEFORE: Overcrowding in the archives makes it difficult |
to care properly for collections. (Photo by Jeff Malcomson)
In order to complete this work, it is necessary to close access to our archival collections from October 15, 2013, through April 15, 2014. Other Research Center collections, such as books, newspapers, photographs, and maps, will remain open and accessible to the public during this time.
|AFTER: The installation of high-density shelving, shown here, |
will expand storage space and better protect collections.