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 See? It’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.