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Subject: Large archival boxes

Large archival boxes

From: Bas van Velzen <eland>
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2000
Karen Potje <kpotje [at] cca__qc__ca> writes

>At the Canadian Centre for Architecture we use large boxes made of
>acid-free corrugated cardboard (Interior dimensions 49" x 37" x 3")
>to store certain collections of flat oversize archival documents on
>open shelves.
>Can anyone suggest another material which can be used to make these
>large boxes affordable.  Can anyone suggest a method of engineering
>a large corrugated plastic box to make it sturdy?  And does anyone
>have comments on the use of corrugated plastic for housings for
>artworks.  (Are there problems with dust?  Sharp edges? The
>pronounced corrugated texture, compared to that of the paper
>product?  Some awful thing I haven't even thought of?)

In the Netherlands some time ago large boxes were specially made for
the storage of textile collections, the largest 115 x 67 x 15 cm.
They were made by Jansen, Weismuller & Beuns, a company with an
affiliation to a corrugated board company. They make a wide range of
archival boxes that comply with the standards of the Institute for
Cultural Heritage in the Netherlands (ICN). These boxes are made
from brown or blue corrugated boards and have a loose lid or
clamshell construction. These boxes ship flat and are folded into
shape in situ. In fact they can make about any model you can think
of, as long as you pay for the die. Most archives and libraries use
a variety of boxes made by them since they are not expensive and of
the required quality. In their program also is a large folder for the
storage of posters, maps and such, size 120,5 x 87,2 x 1 cm (DFL
15,00 = US$7)

Their address:

    Jansen, Weismuller en Beuns
    Veerdijk 44
    1531 MS Wormer
    the Netherlands
    +31 75 621 10 01
    Fax: +31 75 621 68 11

Bas van Velzen
Jonge Eland papierrestauratie
Oude Looiersstraat 65-67
1016VH  Amsterdam
the Netherlands
+31 20 623 79 89
Fax: +31 20 420 31 38

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:2
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 29, 2000
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Received on Wednesday, 28 June, 2000

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