Solander Boxes

Solander Boxes

Solander boxes were originally devised by Swedish naturalist Daniel Solander (1733-1782) to hold his botanical specimens during his long sea voyages with Joseph Banks. City Art Depot has adapted the design to provide for the safe storage of unframed art works, documents, photographs, plans or books.

Our made-to-measure Solander boxes comprise an inner lining of acid-free museum board, hinges of strong library buckram and a barrier of conservation grade polyethelene-coated aluminium to reduce off-gassing. The distinctive collapsible spine and timber exterior ensure a robust and elegant looking container.

City Art Depot Solander boxes are used in museums, libraries, galleries and collectors throughout New Zealand.