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Ideal Conditions for Cultural Treasures

From time immemorial, precious items and documents were buried underground for safekeeping. Thousands of artworks and artifacts were shielded from Luftwaffe bombs in England’s underground caves. Stolen treasures from all over war-torn Europe were liberated from Hitler’s salt mines – in pristine condition.

Misfortune and tragedies have highlighted the importance of disaster planning and our facilities stand ready to safeguard your cultural treasures. Contact us to learn why Talkies rest comfortably near the newest Oscar winners; we can explain how antique carriages, original documents and time-stopping photographs live longer in our environment. Whether you want the extra protection of a storage facility 650 ft underground or the convenience of a facility in a metropolitan area, we have a solution for you.

We implement barcoding and inventory technology to ensure constant tracking of your items and with more than 60 years of procedures and experience, we secure materials for thousands of clients, large and small. For convenience and security, we can scan and digitally transmit images to you, or print and deliver them to you without removing originals from storage. We also coordinate specialized services for preservation, restoration and duplication.

Our unique climate, geographic separation from disaster, and lower storage cost have earned us a Hollywood reputation as an ideal destination for film elements, sound recordings, videotapes, magnetic media, and even props.

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Art and Artifacts
Private vaults, media vaults, large asset storage and underground storage are available to protect your precious items.
Climate-controlled microfilm vaults are specially designed for historic acetate, polyester, silver and diazo-based microfilms. We also have two specialized preservation vaults: one limited to brown toned microfilm, the other limited to silver microfilm.
Photographs and Moving Images
We can store original photographic negatives, positives, prints, Daguerreotypes, tintypes, glass negatives, salt prints, and slides.
Same-Day Retrieval
We offer same day retrievals of your artworks and artifacts, same day shipping, and an experienced climate-controlled transportation fleet.
From 15,000 sq ft private rooms to 100 sq ft vaults, private vaults to shared vaults, we can meet your need. We offer choices of wall construction, climate control, refrigeration, air filtration, racking and drawer style, lighting, and a host of other features for artifact storage.
Cataloging Services
We can inventory the artworks and artifacts you place in storage and help organize and catalog them for you at a very reasonable hourly or per-item fee.
Salt Mine Storage
Our premiere salt mine storage facility is within a thick 400 ft salt formation and is miles from any oceans, flood plains, earthquakes, military centers, and terrorism targets. It is buried 650 feet below weather disasters, conventional weapons, thieves and vandals. It’s called forever storage. History proves no place is 100% safe, yet you won’t find any place safer.
Climate Controlled Storage
Refrigerated storage, private and premier vaults, and media vaults all provide the best environment for film and artifacts. You can store items at temperatures from 65F to 45F. We have also implemented physical and technological security measures to keep your items safe.
Limestone Mine
We have two unique limestone mine facilities in Kansas City and Louisville. They offer dock access, closer proximity to metropolitan areas. Our natural underground atmosphere keeps your items cool and dry, with severely limited access to material.


Offsite Art and Artifact Storage

Protection from natural and manmade disaster

Potential cost savings

Ideal storage conditions

Security from theft and prying eyes

Easily customizable


Let’s discuss your storage needs and how we can help

Above ground, underground, temperature and humidity controlled, records and media, rotations, retrieval, disaster recovery plans and more. Let’s talk about what you need.