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The 8th International Mountmakers Forum was held November 8-10, 2022 in Los Angeles, California at the Getty Center. 

 

To see each presenter's abstract and bio (we will eventually link to their presentation on You Tube):

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Day One Presentations
Tuesday, November 8th

 

Check-in and Breakfast 8-9 am PST

Harold Williams Auditorium 

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks 9-930 am PST

Richard Rand, Associate Director of Collections, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. USA

Mark Mitton Tribute 

BJ Farrar, Senior Mountmaker, Decorative Arts & Sculpture Conservation, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. USA

Morning Session 930-1145 am PST

"Supporting the World of Stonehenge"

Sarah Choy, Collection Manager for the Loans & Display, The British Museum, London, UK
Ben Fox, Loans & Display, The British Museum, London, UK
Phil Jell, Loans & Display, The British Museum, London, UK

"How Do You Store a 450-lbs Tapestry Covered In Pins?" 

Simon Barron, Independent, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"Disrupting The View: Floating Plates and Uncovered Porcelain at the Harvard Art Museums"

Jill Comer, Senior Exhibition​s Specialist, Collections Management, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA. USA

 

"Hidden tricks and sword grips"

Jo Dickinson, Independent, London, UK

 

"Getting Bums on Seats: Displaying Costume on Seated Figures"

Lauren Isles, Costume Mounter, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

"A K-pop Pose for Tiny Clothes: Next Level Fosshape"

Keira Miller, Senior Conservator, Textile Display, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Lunch and Poster Presentations 1145-1 pm PST

"Mountmaking Using the Laser Cutter"

Chantale Falardeau, Museology Technician, Musée de la civilisation, Québec CityQuébec. Canada

"Persia in Quarantine: Remote Mountmaking during a Pandemic"

Richard Hards, Senior Mountmaker, Antiquities Conservation, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. USA

Afternoon Session 1-245 pm PST

"Re-displaying the Medicine Galleries at the Science Museum London"

Elizabeth Campbell, Production Manager, Science Museum, London, UK

 

"Please Don’t Touch, A Crating Case Study"

Paul Rimmer, Sculpture Conservation Technician, National Galleries of Scotland, UK

"On Wings and a Prayer: Building the Mount for Archangel Michael"

Adam Franchino, Mountmaker, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD. USA

"Sagredo Overdoor"

Andrew Estep, Mountmaker, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. USA

"Innovative Mountmaking with 3D Scanning and Digital Fabrication"

Rene Gortat, Leerform, Brooklyn, NY. USA
Doug Young, Leerform, Brooklyn, NY. USA

Break 245-315 pm PST

Afternoon Session Continued 315-430 pm PST

"Gridding our Loins: Exploring Interlocking Mannequin Structures Three Ways"

Shelly Uhlir, Exhibits Specialist/Mountmaker, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC.  USA
Jim Williams, Senior Exhibition Designer/Preparator, The Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH. USA
Adam Bradshaw, Design/Fabrication Consultant, Miras Museum Solutions, Dearborn, MI.  USA 

"The Evolution of Traveling Exhibition Jewelry Mounts at Tiffany & Co., 2012 – 2018"

Cortney Zusin, Registrar, The Tiffany Archives, Tiffany & Co., Parsippany, NJ. USA
(This presentation will not be recorded.)

Day Two Presentations
Wednesday, November 9th

Coffee 8-9 am PST

Harold Williams Auditorium Lobby

Morning Session 9-1130 am PST

Welcome

Jane Bassett, Senior Conservator, 
Decorative Arts & Sculpture Conservation, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. USA
Susanne Gänsicke, Senior Conservator, Antiquities Conservation, Getty Museum, 
Los Angeles, CA. USA

"Mock Dry Mounting: Wrap Mounting for Photos"

Simon Philpott, Senior Conservation Technician (Paper & Photographs), The Tate Gallery, London. UK

 

"Mounting and Framing the 20 Iconic Plates from ‘Jazz’ by Henri Matisse"

Charlotte Park, Paper Conservator, 
The Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sarah Laing, Senior Paper Conservation Technician, The Scottish National Gallery, 
Edinburgh. Scotland

 

"Artwork lead packing and storage"

Demelza Watts, Senior Sculpture & Installation Conservation Technician (Kinetic), 
The Tate Gallery, London. UK

 

"Irresistible Attraction of the Magnets and the Large Format works on Papers: The Experience of the Salce Collection National Museum in Treviso, Italy"

Valeria Arena, Paper conservator, Ministry of Culture. Italy
Claudia Giostrella, PhD student, University of Florence. Italy

"16 Years of Experience of Magnetic Mounts for Museums"

Stéphane Pennec, Director, AINU Art Services, Paris. France

"Considerations of Alternative Mount Designs for Three-Dimensional Objects"

Erik Risser, Conservator, Antiquities Conservation, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. USA

"The Reframing and Mounting of Ginevra De’ Benci for Exhibition"

Eric Michael Tollefson, Frame Conservator, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. USA

"Openable Photo Corners, an Improvement on the Standard Photo Corner"

Annajean Hamel, Lead Preparator, Paper Conservation Technician, Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA. USA

Lunch and Poster Presentations 1130-1 pm PST

"Mountmaking Using the Laser Cutter"

Chantale Falardeau, Museology Technician, Musée de la civilisation, Québec CityQuébec. Canada

"Persia in Quarantine: Remote Mountmaking during a Pandemic"

Richard Hards, Senior Mountmaker, Antiquities Conservation, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. USA

 

Afternoon Presentations 1-245 pm PST
"Reuniting Krishna and his Mountain at the Cleveland Museum of Art"

Barry Austin, Art Handler Installation Specialist
Arthur Beukemann, Art Handler Installation Specialist
Philip Brutz, Mountmaker
Beth Edelstein, Head of Objects Conservation
Carlo Maggiora, Mountmaker
The Cleveland Museum of Art, 
Cleveland, OH. USA

 

"‘He Take Ngā Kōiwi E Rere Ai Te Manu’ - Even the Bird Needs Bones to Fly"

Callum Strong, Mountmaker, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. New Zealand

"From nature to display: The fragile balance in Manasie Akpaliapik’s work"

Pierre-Luc Brouillette, Mountmaker
Annie Gauthier, Exhibition & International Relationship Director
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City, Quebec. Canada

Break 245-315 pm PST

Afternoon Session Continued 315-5 pm PST

"Mountmaking and the Mind’s Eye"

Jamie Hascall, Principle, Hascall Consulting LLC, Seattle, WA. USA

 

"Between 2 Carts"

Laura McClure, Mountmaker, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, DC. USA
Jen Simons, Partner, Brigid Mountmaking, Baltimore, MD. USA

 

Closing Remarks

IMF Steering Committee

Evening Reception 530-8 pm PST

Harold Williams Auditorium Terrace, Getty Center

Day Three

Thursday, November 10th

Behind the Scenes tours at the Getty Center 10am-12pm PST