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Museum & Art Gallery Stanchions

Stanchions are typically used to queue and control visitors throughout a museum or institution. They can also surround items such as works of art to keep visitors from touching or getting too close. Rather than traditional rope and belt barriers, most museums prefer the more refined approach of a straight cord. "Q-Cord" museum stanchions give a clean look that does not distract from the object being viewed.

q-cord retractable stanchion
ARCHITECTURAL - Beautifully simple profile, sophisticated look & feel
ADA COMPLIANT - Designed to exceed requirements
CONVENIENT - Easy to set up and rearrange
QUALITY - Handmade in the USA
DURABLE - Marine grade components
FLEXIBLE - Freestanding base, Slim magnetic base, Floor socket, Screw fixed floor plate
SLEEK - Thinnest retractable system available anywhere
DISCREET - Visually balanced design in stainless steel or other surface textures and colors to compliment any setting


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Base Styles

Q-Cord retractable barriers have a clean, architectural look and feel that enhances whatever it showcases. Designed to exceed ADA requirements, the world's thinnest retractable system is easy to set up and arrange. Flexible design options, handmade in the USA with stainless steel components, allow for positioning with either a freestanding or magnetic base, floor socket or screw-fixed floor plate.

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Sleek & Discreet Information Solutions

Q-Cord Retractables can also be paired with many Museum Sign products for displaying information and guiding the visitor experience. These museum signs are one of the most discreet and versatile signage available for both museum and retail markets. The low profile anodized aluminum signage plates are the perfect complement for showcasing your exhibits with sleek simplicity. Various sizes and configurations include wall-mounted, floor-mounted, freestanding and our longer reader rail version. Use Q-Cord museum signs throughout your facility for a consistently clean look and feel.

Retractable barriers should adhere to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards. The belt or cord on a typical barrier is too high. According to the ADA, the cord or belt must be cane detectable and located within 27 inches off of the ground surface. Q-Cord Retractables already meet these ADA requirements.

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Museum Stanchion Retractable Cord Buyer's Guide

Available Finishes

Available Cord Colors

Elastic Cord