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March 2018

Fundamentals of Mountmaking Workshop: March 13th-16th 2018

March 13 @ 8:30 am - March 16 @ 5:00 pm
Mountmaking Focus Studio, 3511 Interlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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This four-day workshop explores the how and why of museum exhibit mountmaking with an emphasis on object safety and preventive conservation. The first two days we'll teach methods for analyzing objects for their condition and balance, making templates for accurate mount fabrication, and the construction of mounts in brass and other metals. Hands-on practice in metal forming, silver brazing,¬†and mechanical fastenings will be integral to the workshop. Ian working at the vise. The third and fourth days will focus on working with plastics for mountmaking, including mount design considerations, fabrication, and finishing of mounts made from acrylic sheet, Vivak, and…

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