If the name “art depot” strikes you as one of those fly-by-night operations that appear in dying shopping malls, or in sketchy weekend flea markets, you’d likely be right.
But, in this instance, you’d be wrong. Did you know that most museums only showcase around seven percent of their collections at any given time?
The vast majority of a museum’s holdings are often hidden from view in vast storage depots that otherwise aren’t accessible to the public.
Seeking to buck this trend, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam is making close to 99 percent of its collection of 151,000 artifacts available for public viewing even as they’re stored.