Solander Boxes

About

Solander boxes were originally designed by Swedish naturalist Daniel Solander (1733-1782) while he was working at the British Museum between 1763 and 1782. It was during this time he accompanied naturalist Joseph Banks on Captain James Cook’s south seas expedition on the Endeavour. This design, with its distinctive collapsible spine, allows for easy access to the contents so reducing the potential for damage as can occur with a standard four-sided box. It has since been adapted throughout the world to provide for the safe storage of works on paper, documents, photographs, plans and rare books.

City Art Depot made-to-measure Solander boxes have an inner lining of archival museum board and an outer covering of strong library buckram to ensure a robust and elegant container.

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

For more on Daniel Solander see here

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Price Guide
Price
Quantity
Internal Dimensions
$390 + GST
1–10 boxes
Up to 375mm x 505mm
$370 + GST
10+ boxes
Up to 375mm x 505mm
$450 + GST
1–10 boxes
Up to 505mm x 550mm
$430 + GST
10+ boxes
Up to 505mm x 550mm
$520 + GST
1–10 boxes
Up to 550mm x 700mm
$500 + GST
10+ boxes
Up to 550mm x 700mm
$740 + GST
1–10 boxes
Up to 700mm x 940mm
$720 + GST
10+ boxes
Up to 700mm x 940mm

“I wholeheartedly recommend City Art Depot Solander boxes for their excellent archival qualities and construction.”
— Lynn Campbell, paper conservator, Getty Museum and Winston Churchill research scholar.

“I have not found print storage boxes that are more skilfully made from more carefully chosen materials. They are amongst the finest in the world.”
— Mark Strange, conservator of photographs.

Features
  • Exterior cover of black library buckram
  • Sides of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) approved European beech plywood
  • Top, base and internal wall support of chemically inert aluminium composite panels
  • Interior museum board and buckram applied using archival dry adhesive
  • Brass hooks and nameplates (optional)
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