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    by Published on 10-08-2011 01:32 PM
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    3rd International Mountmakers Forum


    April 26 Ė 27, 2012


    The Field Museum
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    by Published on 03-10-2011 05:46 PM
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    Deinstallation of the first hanging: the artwork has been lowered to the floor. The tube/boom is being removed from the lifts, North Carolina Museum of Art


    The prepared wall covered with Ethafoam, North Carolina Museum of Art


    The artwork in place at the bottom of the wall, the tube/boom beside it the lifts in place ready to attach the tube, North Carolina Museum of Art

    The artwork halfway up, folded over the boom,North Carolina Museum of Art

    The art handlers are happy with the new hanging process, North Carolina Museum of Art

    The installed artwork supported by chopsticks, North Carolina Museum of Art

    The artwork before sculpting, North Carolina Museum of Art ...
    by Published on 03-09-2011 10:06 PM
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    Hanging brackets secured to wall, Courtesy Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


    Hanging brackets and suplemental supports (detail), Courtesy Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


    Connecting object to lifting beam with bailing wire, Courtesy Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


    Lifting beam secured to basket of vertical lifts, Courtesy Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ...
    Published on 03-09-2011 09:50 PM
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    The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
    Kellen Haak, Collections Manager and Head Registrar
    (Currently Kellen is no longer with the Hood.)

    In 2005 the Hood was the first U.S. museum to acquire a work by El Anatsui:
    Hovor, 2003, aluminum bottle tops and copper wire, approximately 240 x 216 inches. At the time of the purchase, Hovor was traveling in the exhibition GAWU. Kellen didnít actually see the work in person until January 2007, when GAWU arrived at the Hood. At that point it had already been to five exhibition venues in the United Kingdom and one in the U.S. (Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art). On arriving at the Hood, it had therefore gone through at least six cycles of installation and deinstallation.

    Kellen: Over all, my experience with GAWU at the Hood was delightful. I think there were five or six "cloths" in the show. One of the cloths for the Hood's show was a new work, an add-on
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    Published on 03-09-2011 06:49 PM
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    By Perry Hurt, Associate Paintings Conservator
    North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA)

    With contributions by:

    Kurt Christian, Head Preparator, Saint Louis Art Museum
    Kevin Etherton, Installation Coordinator, National Museum of African Art,
    Smithsonian Institution
    Christine Giuntini, Conservator, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas,
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Kellen Haak, formerly Collections Manager and Head Registrar, Hood Museum of
    Art at Dartmouth
    Kinsey Katchka, Associate Curator of Modern and African Art, NCMA
    Mark Milani, Chief Preparator, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
    Rachel Raynor, Collections Manager, Fowler Museum at UCLA
    Kendra Roth, Conservator of Modern and Contemporary Sculpture, Metropolitan
    Museum of Art





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    Published on 12-09-2010 07:03 PM
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    PACIN presents this article in support of the Mountmakers Forum. In doing so we seek to promote the appreciation of this important discipline within the field of preventive conservation. Mountmaking plays an important role in the safe handling, display, transport and storage of the artifacts that we care for. Please plan on attending the next Mountmakers Forum slated for 2012 (details will be provided as they become available) and in the mean time please take part in the discussions found here in the Mountmaking section of the PACIN Forum as well as in the Mountmakers Forum web-group. A link to view streaming footage of the Forum can be found at the end of the article.



    Second International Mountmaking Forum
    Hosted by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
    May 5-6, 2010
    Reported by BJ Farrar
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    Published on 05-01-2010 09:39 AM
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    By Rick Yamada, Operations Manager Surroundart DC.

    Intro

    I am very pleased to introduce an article by someone who has been major figure in the packing and crating field for many years. I'm not going to attempt to spell out the full extent of his experience, but suffice it to say that on the East coast if you didn't train with Rick Yamada then chances are that you trained under someone who did. In my case I did both!

    When I first approached Rick about writing something for the website I had no idea what he might want to write about.
    When he told me his topic I couldn't have been more impressed. Like any master of a discipline the choice to focus on the fundamentals, the nuts and bolts as it were, demonstrates an important aspect of true professionalism.

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