This took place in the hushed inner sanctum of the Print Room, which is lined, on two levels, with mahogany cases holding solander boxes
filled with prints and drawings.
Sticht received the collection mounted (in most cases), and housed in nine solander boxes
, noting 'quite apart from its intrinsic value the collection is thus rendered most presentable externally'.
Today I searched the internet for solander boxes
I intend to use for the safekeeping of your books.
By judiciously mining the collection's Solander boxes
, they demonstrate what all curators know implicitly: that no matter how great its reputation, a collection is ultimately an eclectic agglomeration reflecting the tastes of the curators and collectors who built it.
The Ringling has 3,000 works of art on paper stored in the vault in print drawers and Solander boxes
(an airtight box named after the 18th-century Swedish naturalist who invented it).