Kent State University (Kent State University Museum)

Log Number: MA-245322-OMS-20

The Kent State University Museum will better protect, preserve, and increase access to its historic costume collection by upgrading and expanding its storage cabinets. The project will focus on women's and men's wear from 1673 to 1919 to be rehoused in state-of-the-art cabinets placed on high-density mobile carriages that will alleviate overcrowding. By replacing old storage cabinets, collections will no longer be exposed to chemicals from cabinets constructed of formaldehyde-infused plywood. The high-density mobile storage system will facilitate better space utilization and mitigate the risk of water damage, heat, soot, and smoke. The completion of this project will further the museum's mission by creating easier access to collections and preserving them for generations to come.