Access to the first floor will be added to this room. The windows will be bricked up, the ceiling replaced, the lighting upgraded to a type that will not harm the collection, and stud walls, drywall and insulation will be added around the perimeter of the room. The trap door in the back of the room will be sealed shut and the safety bars removed.
This photo shows the new staircase from the perspective of the Collections Room.
This is the nearly finished room. We still have several permanent storage shelves to build for proper collections storage. Fortunately, we still have some room for the collection to grow...for now.