2nd International Mountmakers Forum

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About the meeting-

The 2nd International Mountmakers Forum was held on May 5-6, 2010 at the National Museum of the American Indian and multiple other museum sites at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

graphic from 2010 Forum

Program and schedules

Schedule of SpeakersPdf logo - small.gif
Schedule of Poster PresentersPdf logo - small.gif
Schedule of Tour PresentersPdf logo - small.gif

Reviews & Other Resources

  • Recorded sessions of the 2010 Mountmaking Forum Presentations - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE ONLINE
Morning sessions
Afternoon sessions
  • Blog Reviews of the 2010 Program
Preparation, Art handling, and Collections Care Information Network (PACCIN)
Dan Cull Weblog
Daly Conservation



Presenters at the 2nd International Mountmakers Forum in 2010

"Challenges and Solutions in Complex Mountmaking: Iranian Tile and Bwa mask"Pdf logo - small.gif
Keith Conway, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution

"The Fabrication and Mounting of a Rotating Jewelry Gallery at the Museum of Arts and Design"Pdf logo - small.gif
Matthew Cox, Museum of Arts & Design, NYC

"New mounting systems for ancient objects for the special exhibition “The Secrets of Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston"Pdf logo - small.gif
Susanne Gänsicke, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A Beginner’s Mannequin: Museum Action Figure or Crash Test Dummy?Pdf logo - small.gif
Gordon Lambert, Seattle Art Museum

"Exploring Designs for Concealing Object Mounts"Pdf logo - small.gif
McKenzie Lowry, J. Paul Getty Villa

"Arctic Studies Center, Anchorage Alaska: Mount Challenges and Solutions for Northwest Coast Objects for a Study Collection in an Earthquake Zone"Pdf logo - small.gif
Jonathan Pressler, On the Verge Design

"Mounting MOA’s New Visible Storage"Pdf logo - small.gif
Carl Schlichting, Museum of Art, University of British Columbia

"From Pole to Puzzle: Crafting a Mount for a Bark Cloth Figure"Pdf logo - small.gif
Jenna Wainwright, Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Layering Life: Mount Making for the Darwin Centre Cocoon"Pdf logo - small.gif
Helen Walker (nee Weir), Natural History Museum, London

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work Penguin 2009
Matthew Crawford


Poster session at the 2nd International Mountmakers Forum

An introduction to cost effective techniques for the creation of costume mounts and mannequins: The Hidden Lead Pellet TechniquePdf logo - small.gif
Naomi Abe, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Animal mounts – how realistic do they need to be?Pdf logo - small.gif
Margot Brunn and Joanne White, Royal Alberta Museum

A support mount made from Nomex® card for flat storage and 3-D display of an incomplete and fragile 19th century straw bonnet
Luba Dogvan Nurse, National Museum of the American Indian

Abstract- A Preliminary Review of Some Alternatives to Pliacre (PhillySeal R)Pdf logo - small.gif
Poster page 1-Pdf logo - small.gif
Poster page 2Pdf logo - small.gif
BJ Farrar, J. Paul Getty Villa

Old Monarch, New MountPdf logo - small.gif
Abby Krause, Colorado Historical Society

Mounting Necklaces as Worn
David La Touche, Benchmark

New Mannequin Design for Fragile & Hard-to-Handle ParkasPdf logo - small.gif
Mair La Touche, Benchmark

Fosshape and Its Application for Costume MountsPdf logo - small.gif
Marla Miles and Cynthia Amneus, Cincinnati Art Museum

Online Resources-