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Mountmaking skills & training

While there are a few workshops and seminars to gain basic skills, real mountmaking expertise comes with attention and practice and curiosity, best done in an apprentice-like setting. If you are very interested in learning the ropes, find out who has made some mounts that you find successful and contact them!


Here are a few places to check for upcoming workshops and seminars on mountmaking. Inclusion here does not imply recommendation:


If you know of training that should be added to this list, please see "How to Contribute" below.


The Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, Volume 51, Number 1 (Spring/Summer 2012) is a Special Mountmaking Issue including papers from the 1st and 2nd International Mountmakers Forum.



- Table of Contents

- Cynthia Amneus and Marla Miles A Method for Invisibly Mounting Costume Using Fosshape

- BJ Farrar Improved Mounting System for an Ancient Bronze Torso of a Youth

- Susanne Gansicke, Pamela Hatchfield, Jean Louis Lachevre, Craig Uram, Dante Vallance New Mounting Systems Provide Mobility for Two Ancient Objects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

- Jamie Hascall Receiver Systems for Object Mounts: A Design Concept for Safe Installation and Display Flexibility

- Deanna Hovey Simple and Invisible Solutions Using Rare Earth Disc Magnets in Mountmaking

- McKenzie Lowry Exploring Process and Design for Visually Unobtrusive Object Mounts - Mark Mitton and Adrienne Pamp Cast Bronze Mounts for Temporary Exhibitions at the J. Paul Getty Museum

- Luba Dovgan Nurse A Support Mount Made from Nomex Card for Storage and Three-Dimensional Display of an Incomplete and Fragile 19th Century Straw Bonnet

- Jonathan Pressler Mount Challenges and Solutions for Native Alaskan Objects for a Study Collection in an Earthquake Zone

- Shelly Uhlir Mounting Multiple-Piece Ensembles for an Exhibit of Plains, Plateau and Great Basin Attire at the National Museum of the American Indian



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