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The lower level of the National World War I Museum and Memorial features the new “Bergman Family Gallery and Open Storage Center.”

The lower level has approximately 4,000 square feet of storage and a 190-foot “coastline” of window cases that allows the WWI Museum and Memorial to display objects and artifacts otherwise unavailable to visitors.

The new open storage also is a way to share more with visitors and solves a problem that museums around the world face: A very small percentage of their collections are usually on display. This is the most extensive renovation to the WWI Museum and Memorial since its opening in 2006.

Watch this video for details.

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