SMOOTH MOVES: SUGGESTIONS FOR OBJECT TRANSPORT AND STORAGE EQUIPMENT
PAUL S. STORCH
It is hoped that the preceding examples will be helpful guides for designing and constructing storage support and transport equipment. A minimal investment in time and materials can go a long way in preventing unnecessary damage to collections. All of the departments at the Minnesota Historical Society that are responsible for moving objects in the building now have these modified carts or are in the process of retrofitting older carts. Part of the acquisitions process for large functional objects at the historical society is planning and building storage mounts that are ready when the object comes into storage. Although this degree of preparation may not always be logistically possible, adding the materials and time costs into the overall cost of acquiring the object gives a more realistic economic picture and will ultimately save time, money, and possibly the object.