Location: Washington, DC
When the museum initially opened in 1993, it initially intended as a permanent, four-story exhibition space located near the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Though it was not intended as a collecting museum, the institution soon became perceived as a repository for photographs, mementos, and other artifacts of the Holocaust. Survivors and their descendants began sending artifacts to the museum for safekeeping. After consulting with their in-house architect, we were able to understand what needed to be stored and how the collections were projected to grow. To assist with their collection storage and with the help of Spacesaver Corporation, we provided cold storage, art racks and storage for the registrar within the Shapell Center.