Every museum has a permanent collection of works, but every few months some exhibition spaces will make room for a traveling display or a temporary composition. What many of us might not know about these brief projects is that museum curators are already trying to give them a new home, the New York Times reported.
Smaller business owners have the opportunity to purchase installations of a Columbian mammoth or give tiles from the “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. Sustainability continues to slowly gain traction across other sectors and museums are always trying to find a business or enthusiast interested in their “abandoned goods.”
“A natural part of our work at natural history and science museums is the study of the world and understanding its implications,” Jodi Schoemer, director of exhibits at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, told the times. “It makes sense to embrace sustainability in a serious way. It’s a natural outgrowth of our mission.”
This may not sound like the average green office solution, but museum design directors like Álvaro Amat of the Field Museum in Chicago consider this shift to be of value to the world. If museums create less highly customized pieces to serve as props, then more research institutions and nonprofits will be interested in re-purposing their space.
Donated items range from old vinyl signs and tiles to large structures, so it can be hard for any business owner to incorporate these pieces into their home office. Instead of missing out on lightly used commercial pieces from a museum, you may want to look into used office furnishings.
Right now, Bay Area used office furniture stores have commercial business furniture that can improve your staff’s day-to-day activity.