Storage Solutions for Oversized Paper Artifacts
Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
Maps, posters, large prints, and other oversize objects create storage problems for any institution. Such materials are unwieldy and therefore vulnerable to damage, especially if they are not mounted or backed. It is best to store oversize objects unrolled and flat in map-case drawers or in large, flat archival boxes. When inside drawers or boxes these objects need the additional protection of folders or other suitable enclosures. Because every collection contains objects larger than the available drawers, further storage solutions must also be found. Some of these are discussed in the final section of this leaflet.