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There are not nearly enough publications out there about the craft of mountmaking, but here are a few that relate to the craft. If you know of any mountmaking books, articles, presentations or links which you don’t see here, please contact us and we’ll add them!

Latest Additions:

Arms and Armour: History, Conservation and Analysis. Ed. Alan Williams and Keith Dowen. Chapter 6 has an article by Petra Fuchs about “Mannequins for armours: a conservational and aesthetic challenge”. 2021

The DAP (Diversity Apprenticeship Program) Toolbox:  The DAP Toolbox is a website and publication that offers both an introduction to the history and structure of the DAP and a toolbox to share best practices, lessons learned, and tools and resources for art handling and to help install similar programs at institutions nationwide. 2021

Mountmaking by Subject

Click on the subject title to see a list of presentations, posters, blogs and videos pertaining to that subject.

If you are looking for something from a specific IMF event, please go to the “Conferences and Events” page.

Books on Mountmaking and Related Skills:

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Online Resources from Allied Professions

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This website provides information and tools so that institutions of all types, sizes and resource levels can learn how to create safe and appropriate storage mount solutions.

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PACCIN is an organization created by, and committed to supporting the work of, Hands-On Collections Care Professionals.


AIC is the national membership organization supporting conservation professionals in preserving cultural heritage by establishing and upholding professional standards, promoting research and publications, providing educational opportunities, and fostering the exchange of knowledge among conservators, allied professionals, and
the public.

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