I was working with another mountmaker on a pretty large job - he was going to do all of the brass and I was going to do all of the acrylic. We ship in about 2 weeks and he just told us that he can't do about 15 mounts so those are falling on my shoulders now. I'm very new to this and have little to no experience, and I'm at a loss about how to mount these. They're in a 360 degree vitrine case on an angled plinth and they're all spaced out so they all need their own mount. I figure I need some kind of fabric or cushioning to support the fraying ribbons but I think I also need to add brass to support the medal part. I've seen examples on how to mount something like this flat and also in more of a framed case where they're all clustered together, but I've been researching and looking for examples for how I need it and I just can't find it. I also have a handkerchief and a streamer-like ribbon from the 1940s that needs to be flattened and tacked onto something somehow. I don't know the protocol yet, but I get the feeling that conservators wouldn't be too happy if I put a hole in the artifact to sew it down to something. All in all I'm in desperate need of some advice - any ideas or reference pictures would help me greatly; I'm very new to this and the job is due within a month. Thanks all
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