Workshop Dates: Mountmaking for Exhibitions:
July 18th-22nd (One space remaining)
Cost per workshop $2075.00 Registration and details at https://mountmakingfocus.com/events/
These five-day workshops offer hands-on training in practical mountmaking skills based on the concept of mounts as a preventive conservation measure to protect objects during exhibition. Discussion includes object assessment, proper support, use of appropriate materials, engineering principles, seismic stabilization, working with design, collections, and interpretation stakeholders, and cultural sensitivity in display. Instruction will cover mount design, fabrication techniques for common mountmaking materials such as brass and acrylic plastic, and creative problem solving. Sample objects will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring objects if they wish.
Class size is limited to three people and boosted vaccination for COVID is required. The small class size offers excellent shop space and tool access for participants, as well as individual teaching attention to each class member. People of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Although the curriculum is aimed at teaching general mountmaking skills, individual issues and skill development can be addressed.
Please pass this information along to anyone who may be interested, and please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Jamie Hascall has been a mountmaker for over 30 years, and has worked with major institutions and private collections throughout the Pacific NW and Alaska. He spent seven years as Chief Preparator at the Museums of New Mexico in Santa Fe. He presently builds mounts, holds training workshops, and restores banjos at Mountmaking Focus Studio in Seattle.