Jamie Hascall 5/19/11
At the end of the ongoing discussion of Fosshape mannequins, Philip Brutz posted a wonderful link to a chart of machine thread specifications that was truly amazing. . It made me think of all the little bits of connectable knowledge that we've each gleaned over our years in the field and wanted to start a discussion to spread those links around. I'll start with a few from my favorites and let's see where this goes.
Cheers, Jamie Hascall Chief Preparator Museums of New Mexico Santa Fe 505-476-5079
Philip Brutz Mountmaker Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 E. Blvd. Cleveland OH 44106 (216)707-2617
Jamie, Funny that you mention the topic of favorites as I was just thinking pasting the one that you mention into the PACIN website. As an "Information Network" providing links related the different disciplines included our constituency (basically defined as folks who could be called Hands-On collections care professionals) that is one of the most effective steps we can take. I try to include a sentence or two that describes what the link is about. I already find myself using the site sometimes instead of my own favorites (unfortunately because it is more organized!). Anyway any time anyone is inclined to please feel free to post favorites that deal with mountmaking to that section of the forum. I am not sure that this would be a problem but I should remind you that anything you on the site is available to people all over the world so if you want to keep your "edge" (accumulating this information is a part of experience in the field and your list reflects your research in a sense I guess) that is probably not the thing to do. Personally I just like the idea because I don't get people hounding me personally for sources as much - I just put it on the website.That way I always know where to find it and so does everyone else. Regards, Ashley
T. Ashley McGrew PACIN Publications Chair Art and Object - Integrated Safety Systems 3749 2nd. Avenue La Crescenta, CA 91214 (646) 265 - 5526