We are preparing for a new exhibits and our grand re-opening this summer. Unfortunately, that means we have many of our treasures out on tables for our exhibit designer while the construction goes on around us.
Today, we walked down one of the aisles a found that a 4 x 4 inch chunk of ceiling fell overnight, broke into pieces and dusted our artifact will a coating of dust.
This is not plaster falling, but a chunk of cement covered with 70 years of paint layers on it. Fortunately, a light fixture deflected the chunk and our glass collections were spared.
Plastic tubs turned upside down are the perfect answer to our problem. They provide protection for the glass and ceramic items, yet we can see what is underneath.
Cubic ft. storage boxes (or lids) could work in a pinch. Just use extra care when removing. You do not want to knock over what you cannot see. What quick fix have you employed for disaster prevention?