2nd International Mountmakers Forum

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About the meeting-[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Schedule of Speakers
Schedule of Poster Presenters
Schedule of Tour Presenters

Reviews & Other Resources[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Program-[edit | edit source]

Presentations[edit | edit source]

Presenters at the 2nd International Mountmakers Forum in 2010

"Challenges and Solutions in Complex Mountmaking: Iranian Tile and Bwa mask"
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"
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"
Susanne Gänsicke, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A Beginner’s Mannequin: Museum Action Figure or Crash Test Dummy?
Gordon Lambert, Seattle Art Museum

"Exploring Designs for Concealing Object Mounts"
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"
Jonathan Pressler, On the Verge Design

"Mounting MOA’s New Visible Storage"
Carl Schlichting, Museum of Art, University of British Columbia

"From Pole to Puzzle: Crafting a Mount for a Bark Cloth Figure"
Jenna Wainwright, Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Layering Life: Mount Making for the Darwin Centre Cocoon"
Helen Walker (nee Weir), Natural History Museum, London

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

Posters[edit | edit source]

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 Technique
Naomi Abe, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Animal mounts – how realistic do they need to be?
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)
Poster page 1-
Poster page 2
BJ Farrar, J. Paul Getty Villa

Old Monarch, New Mount
Abby Krause, Colorado Historical Society

Mounting Necklaces as Worn
David La Touche, Benchmark

Abstract- New Mannequin Design for Fragile & Hard-to-Handle Parkas
Mair La Touche, Benchmark

Fosshape and Its Application for Costume Mounts
Marla Miles and Cynthia Amneus, Cincinnati Art Museum

Online Resources-[edit | edit source]