Museum directors and curatorial staff often are put to task in the very important job of storing aged museum items and archives safely and securely to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to see and learn about historical, priceless objects.

Depending on the objects being stored, the type of museum storage recommended may differ. Large, irregularly shaped objects such as paleontological samples or taxidermy may need to be housed in a museum storage cabinet with the heavy duty strength to hold the weight at higher capacities. Larger collections may need to be stored in big rooms with high-density mobile shelving systems.