Just saw this on the AIC Objects Specialty Group listserv- a super exciting new magnet type (to me anyway!). As Claire says below, skip to about 2 min to see what I'm talking about:
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From: J Claire Dean <> Date: April 1, 2016 at 12:40:04 PM EDT To: AIC Objects Specialty Group Discussion <> Subject: Re: [OSG-l] Rare earth magnets for joints? Reply-To: AIC Objects Specialty Group Discussion <>
This reminds me of a recent video an engineer friend sent me. These are truly amazing and I suspect we could find a use for them - if not your project, Sanchita, maybe something else. If you don't want to watch the great piece of education outreach at the start featuring young Garrett and his magnets, skip to around 2 mins in.
Claire J. Claire Dean Conservator Dean & Associates Conservation Services3438 NE 62nd AvenuePortland, Oregon 97213USATel: 503-331-1972E-mail: On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 1:15 PM, sanchita balachandran <> wrote: Hello Colleagues, I was wondering if anyone had re-attached sculpture sections using rare-earth magnets? I've got a detached arm from an ancient Egyptian statue that originally slotted in place on the body,but because that joint loosened over time, it has been glued several times in the past. I was thinking that some tiny magnets might work to keep the arm on the figure, but my question is how to actually keep the magnets where they need to stay? Adhesive alone won't work and I need to keep a very low profile as the joint is somewhat tight. I'd love to hear others' experiences in doing this. Thanks so much,Sanchita
Re: [mountmaking-forum] Fwd: [OSG-l] Rare earth magnets for joints? Other recipients: Here is their website. Also cool:
Keith Jentzsch 4/5/16
Re: [mountmaking-forum] Fwd: [OSG-l] Rare earth magnets for joints? Other recipients: I use rare earth magnets for many art museum mount applications. The images above show a style with countersunk screw hole that I often use for a secure attachment application. The magnet can be set flush within the Wood, Acrylic, Metal, etc. You just countersink the magnet body into the material so it sets flush with the surface. I often use Forstner Bits for the round rare earthy species I have never installed a magnet within the object itself but something to consider if it is acceptable according to conservator approval. Best, Keith, Keith Jentzsch Chief Preparator & Operations Manager Gregory Allicar Museum of Art (formerly known as University Art Museum) Campus Box 1778 Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 308-0890 - cell (970) 491-6905 - office phone (970) 492- 4027 - fax