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Archival Research Chambers

Posted by Darwin Chambers on March 29, 2024

Archival research chambers and other controlled chambers have practical uses in a number of industries. When it comes to history, it's important to consider the integrity of any item you want to preserve or research later. We build controlled environment rooms and smaller chambers for researchers, manufacturing companies, archivists, and other organizations.

Archival storage rooms and smaller archival chambers have a multitude of functions. This includes:

  • Protecting objects from light damage
  • Reducing risks of pests and insects control
  • Proper shelving and organization
  • Preventing dust and other buildup
  • Preventing moisture damage by the inclusion of our desiccant dryer

A clean environment is a safe one for your archival research. Archival materials need to be taken care of and we offer custom chambers that get the job done right.

What Needs Archiving and Storage?

There are a number of items that may need a secure place. Below are a few examples:

  • Artifacts and Artwork: Valuable artifacts, antiques, artwork, and cultural heritage items need secure storage to prevent damage, theft, and deterioration over time. Read more about us here.
  • Media Archives: Libraries, museums, and media organizations need secure storage for archives of books, manuscripts, photographs, films, audio recordings, and digital media.
  • Biological Samples: Laboratories and research facilities require secure storage for biological samples, specimens, and experimental materials to maintain their integrity and prevent contamination.
  • Personal Belongings: Individuals may need secure storage for personal belongings such as jewelry, heirlooms, collectibles, and memorabilia to protect them from loss, theft, or damage.
  • Medical Records: Healthcare facilities need secure storage for patient medical records, diagnostic images, and sensitive health information to comply with privacy regulations and protect patient confidentiality.
  • Government and Military Assets: Government agencies and military organizations require secure storage for classified documents, weapons, equipment, and sensitive materials to safeguard national security interests.
  • Architectural Plans and Engineering Drawings: Architectural firms, engineering companies, and construction projects might want secure storage for blueprints, CAD drawings, and project documentation to protect intellectual property and ensure project continuity.
  • Historical and Cultural Collections: Historical societies, archives, and cultural institutions require secure storage for collections of certain artifacts, documents, and memorabilia to preserve and protect cultural heritage for future generations.
  • Documents and Records: Important documents such as legal papers, contracts, financial records, and historical documents need to be securely stored and archived to ensure their integrity and confidentiality.
  • Data Storage: Digital data, including databases, backups, and archives, require secure storage to protect against unauthorized access, data loss, and cyber threats.

Historical, medical, and other important items should be protected from the elements and human handling until necessary. With our advanced technologies, Darwin Chambers has helped out with these needs for more than 30 years.

Secure Storage & Archival Research Chambers

For any research purposes, having archival storage is a practical way to protect artifacts and perform valuable research. Here are some of the benefits and features we can discuss further:

  1. Temperature and Humidity Control: These custom storage chambers maintain precise temperature and humidity levels to create optimal conditions for preserving delicate materials.
  2. Air Quality: Air quality management is crucial in archival storage to minimize the risk of deterioration caused by pollutants, dust, and other contaminants.
  3. Shelving and Organization: The interior of any archival storage chamber is designed with adjustable shelving and storage configurations to accommodate various types and sizes of archival materials.
  4. Security Features: Chambers may include features such as locking doors, access control systems, and surveillance cameras to enhance security measures.
  5. Lighting: Lighting within the storage chamber is carefully controlled to minimize exposure to any harmful UV radiation.
  6. Fire Suppression and Emergency Systems: Archival storage chambers may be equipped with fire suppression systems, smoke detectors, and temperature alarms.
  7. Accessibility: Despite being designed for preservation, quality archival chambers are also built with accessibility in mind.

Walk-in rooms are equipped with a personnel emergency alarm featuring a glow-in-the-dark antimicrobial pull cord. This alarm triggers both audible and visual alerts, ensuring swift response in case of emergencies. We utilize LED lights which generate less radiant heat and provide more efficient lighting compared to fluorescent bulbs, ensuring cost-effective media preservation.

Why Darwin Chambers? | Archival Chambers

For secure storage archive chambers and other projects, it's our job to provide clients with safe and secure archival solutions. You can reach us at 877-783-6774 or request a free quote online.