Rackline have over 35 years’ experience within the museum and heritage sector, our products are designed specifically around the customer’s requirements and the collections environment. We offer a unique design service that not only advises and helps you prepare space planning layouts but also offers an ergonomic audit as part of the process whereby the layout of the storage is optimised for retrieval.
Our experienced Design team can help with you with any storage problem or requirement, whether it’s large or small, a new build, refurbishment or a bespoke solution, the team will assist you throughout the process.
Rackline’s product range includes mobile and static shelving, map storage, mobile and pull-out picture racking, rolled materials storage, light industrial shelving, display storage, pallet racking and plan chests. All of the systems are designed to conform to the latest PD5454 Standards and we are regulated by SEMA. Rackline hold Environmental Standards ISO 14001 and Quality Standards ISO 9001:2008.
Clients include the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Discovery Museum, The Museum of Zoology – University of Cambridge, Whitworth Art Gallery and Museum, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, John Jones Art Centre and Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, and many more throughout the UK.
For further information please call on 01782 770144 and speak to one of our Museum and Heritage experts who will discuss your requirements in more detail or alternatively visit our website where you can find information on our museum products and services.
The Museum Store is a focal point and as such is very much a working environment rather than simply a storage area. The new shelving will benefit the collections, visitors, volunteers and staff.
We are delighted with the storage system Rackline supplied, we worked together to achieve a unique solution that not only stores the artefacts successfully, but appreciates the fragility and uniqueness of the collection. The high quality finish of the systems allows public access to these areas.
Racklines project team liased closely with the museum staff to ensure minimal disruption and a smooth handover.
Alan Pearce, Museum Curator “Our collection is enormous and growing daily. The items we exhibit are as diverse as hat boxes to a double decker bus. A major concern for us was our irreplaceable costume collection which as you can image is fragile and needs to be stored safely and efficiently at all times. Rackline delivered a solution that addressed all our concerns and created additional storage that enabled us to reference and catalogue more than we expected.
Rackline have provided a totally bespoke solution for the storage of our dress and textile objects that has allowed us to store our entire collection in a controlled environment and that also looks good.
We were very impressed by Andy Reed, the Rackline designer who made an excellent assessment of our overall collection size and needs, listened carefully to our requests and design suggestions, and responded appropriately.
The initial design proposal accommodated all our existing units, provided for everything we currently store, plus give us extra capacity – the design made highly efficient use of space throughout.
From the outset we asked Rackline to propose various options for consideration, and these provided scope for interesting discussions and improvesments; as costs varied we were then able to investigate a number of solutions within our budget.
All Rackline staff were extremely professional throughout the tender process. At the interview stage, rather than be subject to lengthy sales pitch, the Gallery were happy to focus on the practicalities of the design and how this had met our brief – we always felt that we were talking the same language.
The bespoke system provided by Rackline was extremely well designed allowing our wide range of products to be stored in a logical manner. The area was maximised to its full potential allowing us 20 years of expansion.