Australian Museum - Dry Rock Store

Australian Museum - Dry Rock Store

The Australian Museum holds one of the country’s largest and most geological significant collections of rock and stone. The exhaustive, heavy and yet fragile nature of such a collection required the Museum to update its dedicated storage facilities which, in the process of specification, offered a number of opportunities for unique storage solutions.

The Australian Museum Rock Store comprises 400 bays of heavy duty CSM Rolling Storage units, storing approximately 150-tonnes of geological specimens housed within removable trays and drawers. Item- and end-user safety considerations indexed highly, and included: unit engineering outcomes for distribution of weight across whole of slab, thereby reducing point load kPa; integration with Mechanical Assisted Gearing to allow for ease of movement for heavy bays; specification of 200kg trays and drawers with double extension industrial strength runners.

 


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