COLLECTING IS FUN BUT STORING IS HELL. Thanks to Annette Shiell for bringing this new method to our attention.
Here is the link. We have extracted some highlights here. Might be a bit challenging for some of us.
“For this particular collection, our Preparator is making custom trays out of blue board and archival paper hinging tape that will stack inside a standard archival box. Making custom trays has allowed us to fit approx. 350 buttons per box while keeping the buttons stable and easily accessible. The buttons are arranged by size to help save space, and we are currently digitizing the collection so we will have reference images to help us locate individual buttons in the future.”
Isn’t it lovely? Got to try this…