On Mounting the World: Museum Mount Makers

Just a quickie today.

I’ve mentioned before that I appreciate a nicely mounted display. Heck, I’ll often spend more time looking at how an artifact is mounted in a vitrine than the artifact itself. I also love it when workers behind the scenes — the folks who get to open those glass cases and touch stuff — get their moment in the spotlight. An article I just read covers both those things.

Leslie Poster’s “The science of mounting glass” was just published on the National Museum of American History’s blog, O Say Can You SeeIt’s a really interesting piece that goes into the development of specialized mounts and installations.

A geeky piece for museum and archives geeks. Give it a read; it’s quick, light, and you’ll learn a bunch.


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