Located in an annex building to the Museu da Inconfidência, the Technical Reserve stores about 70 % of the institution's museum collection. With structures made of steel plates specially treated to the conservation of collections, the space features mobile shelving, shelves for pallets, built-in shelves, dumbwaiter, shelves, sliding tables and sliding modules, following the most stringent technical standards.
The control of stored set is done through a cataloging system called SCAM, specially developed by Museum Documentation Sector, allowing easy management and security of the collection. The cataloging, research and monitoring of the conservation condition of the pieces are ongoing actions, developed by museologist in partnership with professionals in the Laboratory for Conservation and Restoration of the Museum.
Using modern technical equipment, measurement of the environmental conditions is made to ensure the integrity of the cultural heritage, preserving the memory of the country.