A short time ago in a strongroom not so far away...
THE BASEMENT STORES
It is a period of disruption. The City Archives team, working throughout the building, have completed the first stages of their move preparation....
Store Tours: Episode I - The Basement Stores
Visitors to the City Archives will of course be familiar with our Reading Room, but behind the scenes there are strongrooms and other secure areas that aren't publicly accessible. We wanted to show you what each of these spaces look like - before we inevitably write about them on the blog! - in a series of virtual tours that'll hopefully also give you a better idea of the scale of the move. In this first vlog, embedded below, we're taking you on a quick walk round our two basement strongrooms, "B" and "C". These are two of our newest stores but don't let the shiny roller racks full of uniform shelving deceive you - there's still plenty of work involved to get the collections ready for the move!
Posted on 17th January, 2023