HAND CRANK COMPACT STORAGE LEADS TO ARTIFACT PRESERVATION AT CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM
The Canadian War Museum, Canada’s national museum of military history, is considered the world’s most respected museum for studying armed conflict.
Tracing all the way back to its origins in 1880, the museum holds more than three million artifacts from around the globe, including rare vehicles, medals, uniforms, artillery, personal memoirs, and 13,000 works in the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art. Their 125th anniversary meant a big change—a new facility to better store and display their large, varied collections.
Located in downtown Ottawa, the new Canadian War Museum would be a 440,000-square-foot building. With artifacts ranging in size from buttons and insignia to tanks and airplanes, the ideal storage solution would need to ensure preservation and accessibility for a wide range of collections.