Drawing on Experience

We recently developed an incredible visible storage solution for the David Milne Centre at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

4 years on from our last project at the AGO (where we produced the now iconic wave-profile curved cases for the Thomson Collection), ClickNetherfield returned to complete a complicated new vertical storage drawer display unit, adhering to strict archival standards for the new David Milne Centre.

We were asked to create a robust oak-clad structure to house 20 individual rolling drawers, each fitted with a double-sided archival case capable of housing multiple pieces of art and archives. With internal display panels crafted from smooth powder-coated steel, we worked intimately with the AGO curatorial team to help devise an unobtrusive mounting system all based on the use of rare earth magnets. We first carefully design-developed and prototyped a full-height rolling archival drawer system for review; before completing installation of the gorgeously clad display in January 2012. Topped off with a custom patinated series of solid brass full-length handles, the piece is timeless, elegant and grounded.

Working again with ClickNetherfield has just been a fabulous experience. They create casework truly fitting of the pieces of art for which they were designed to protect.

David Wistow, Interpretive Planner, Art Gallery of Ontario

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Exhibition fact file

What's Inside

Visitors can explore the paintings of Canadian artist David Milne through a rich selection of his letters, diaries, photographs and person items.


Art Gallery of Ontario - Milne Collection


February 2012

Design and Build

Kubik Maltbie, Inc.

Unique Features

Vertical display drawers instead of the traditional horizontal

Cases Used

Custom solutions