National Museum of Australia using Carcoons

The very first Holden, some would say the embodiment of our national pride, is now safely housed at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. The NMA opened in 2001, and in 2007 acquired the very first Holden prototype model, built by hand in 1946.

It’s a 2.15 litre, six cylinder, four-door sedan with an unmistakable shape. Fully restored to her former glory, now rests comfortably at the museum in a Carcoon!

In the words of Eric Archer, Conservation Manager at the National Museum of Australia:

The historic motor vehicle fleet at the National Museum of Australia is stored now in these plastic bubbles with positive air pressure keeping the dust off them. It’s an ideal and a very economical way of storing these kinds of collections.

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