Like most museums, the AMC Museum displays only a small part of its collection. In fact, less than 10% of our collection is on display right now. Why such a small number? There are several reasons—some of our artifacts are too fragile for display and must be kept in light-, humidity-, and temperature-controlled storage, and the rest don't fit within the design of current exhibits.
We realize, though, that sometimes visitors just want to see the "stuff" that's hidden behind the closed and locked door of our storage vault and don't really mind if it isn't displayed within the context of a planned exhibit.
This concept of "open storage" is used by many museums today. Sometimes it's used to relieve crowded storage conditions, and, in our case, we're using it to give our visitors the opportunity to see more of the AMC Museum's many wonderful artifacts.