McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity

Gainesville, Florida, USA

McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity

World's Second Largest Lepidoptera Collection Facility Selects Montel Compact Storage Systems.

Challenge

When the University of Florida received a private donation to construct a 35,000-square-foot educational museum and research complex, the State of Florida committed to financially participate in the construction of a new state-of-the-art facility that would later be named the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

Objective

During the construction of the new McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, the facility needed collection space to house the Florida Museum Lepidoptera collections formerly stored at the Allyn Museum in Sarasota, other University of Florida collections and the State of Florida's Division of Plant Industry collections.

As the facility was being constructed, the principal goal was to accommodate into a state-of-the-art centralized facility the second largest collection of butterfly and moth (Lepidoptera) specimens. Thus, over 4,000,000 specimens are found at the McGuire Center representing nearly 95% of all known butterfly genera.

Solution

With Montel’s extensive museum application expertise as a storage systems provider, in order to solve the McGuire Center’s space problems, a custom designed compact storage system was proposed for the world’s largest Lepidoptera education and research facility.

Product description

Montel’s team of professional engineers and museum collection specialists provided the center with MOBILEX® mechanical-assist mobile high-density storage system.

Its customized QuadraVista® 4-Post hybrid shelving was designed to hold over 60,000 glass-topped entomology drawers that hold the unique Lepidoptera collection for safe, clear and secure storage.

Testimonial

We are extremely pleased with the attractive, professional appearance and easy operation of the entire Montel Compact Storage System.
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity Thomas C. Emmel Director

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