james gielow 5/8/15
We are working on a rather extensive exhibition of large outdoor sculptures. The mediums are mostly bronze, but the are also stainless steel, aluminum and fiberglass. Several of the pieces will have large clips made of stainless steel (i think), but we have some giant Watchers (Chadwick) that will need some rather complicated support armatures.
My concern is regarding galvanic reaction between different materials. Does anyone have any recommendations regarding mount-to-object barrier materials? My initial thought is Teflon or silicone. Something that will hold up to the weather. However, there are some objects were I would want the barrier to conform slightly to the rough surface.
I'd love to get some feedback from peers!
I hope you are all well and keeping busy. But not too busy.
James Gielow Senior Mount Maker / Associate Registrar The San Diego Museum of Art 619-696-1926
A clear powder coating such as Plascoat Vitroguard might be a good barrier for some of the clips. I would still match the metal of the clip with the metal of the object.
Philip Brutz Mount Maker Exhibition Production The Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1797
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