• T. Ashley McGrew

    Published on 07-31-2016 07:56 PM

    The title of this section recognizes that these three actions are intrinsically related.


    IMF 2 

    Published on 07-31-2016 09:40 AM

    Second International Mountmaking Forum
    Hosted by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
    May 5-6, 2010

    For the complete article on this event click HERE
    Published on 07-30-2016 07:31 PM

    J. Paul Getty Museum

    Blanton Museum

    Mark Dion

    Misc. installation videos

    Ultimate install video. Ok, this may be slightly fictionalized but remember they didn't have video equipment back in the day (1956).

    Published on 07-23-2016 12:53 PM
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    G.R. Smith: A life Lived
    Remembered by colleague and friend Kurt Christian

    On a cold day this past February, while walking down the street during my second week in my new home of Philadelphia, I received word that my good friend G.R. had slipped away after only three days in hospice care. I knew the ...
    Published on 07-20-2016 05:58 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Art/Object Handling

    In this series of brief videos, conservators from the Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art (Freer/Sackler) demonstrate safe handling techniques for East Asian Handscrolls and Hanging scrolls.

    Chinese Handscrolls

    Published on 06-26-2016 10:05 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Art/Object Handling,
    3. Tools/Equipment,
    4. Installation,
    5. Rigging
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    Introduction: This article is particularly important I think, because it illustrates the kind of circumstances and situations so many of us have worked in, that tend to develop and hone the critical skill-set needed to really master our trade. The creativity needed to get things done when you have limited resources - utilizing a combination of a vision, a spirit of collaboration, effective communication, and some well chosen equipment - is the kind of thing that really defines success in the work we do. In my book this is the "real deal".
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