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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!

Books on Mountmaking and Related Skills:

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Hot off the presses! The magnet book you've been waiting for!

Spicer, Gwen. 2019. Magnetic Mounting Systems for Museums and Cultural Institutions.

from the spicerart.com website: "Magnetic Mounting Systems for Museums & Cultural

Institutions serves a critical need in conservation and museum studies by addressing

how to properly use magnetic mounting systems for all types of art works. It discusses

in depth how to use magnets as well as consolidates existing information on magnetic

properties and how magnets have previously been used by practitioners."


Podany, Jerry. 2017. When Galleries Shake: Earthquake Damage Mitigation for Museum Collections.


Flecker, Lara. 2013. Costume Mounting.


Special Mountmaking Issue. 2012. The Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 51 (1). 


Podany, Jerry, ed. 2008. Advances in the Protection of Museum Collections from Earthquake Damage: Papers from a Symposium Held at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Villa on May 3-4, 2006.


McCreight, Tim. 2005. The Complete Metalsmith.


Barclay, Robert, André Bergeron, and Carole Dignard. 2002. Mountmaking for Museum Objects, 2nd ed.

Brunn, Margot and Joanne White. 2002. Museum Mannequins.


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Information on 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 look at the “Conferences” tab.

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.