Jamie Hascall is offering six sessions of his Mountmaking for Exhibits Workshop for 2023.
Workshop dates are:
February 27th-March 3rd
March 27th-31st
June 5th-9th
July 17th-21st
August 7th-11th
September 11th-15th

These five-day long workshops offer hands-on training in practical mountmaking skills based on the concept of mounts as a preventive conservation measure to support and protect objects during exhibition. Discussion will include object assessment, proper support, use of appropriate materials, engineering principles, seismic stabilization; working with design, collections, and interpretation stakeholders; and cultural sensitivity in display. Instruction will cover mount design, creative problem solving, and fabrication techniques for common mountmaking materials such as brass, steel, and acrylic plastic. Sample objects will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring representative objects if they wish.

Class size is limited to four people. The curriculum is structured to teach general mountmaking skills, but the small class size allows flexibility for individualized instruction and accomodation of varying skill levels and collections focus. The class is held in a well equipped shop with tools and materials provided.

Cost per workshop $2075.00. If there is sufficient interest, additional workshop dates may be added. Please email jamie@mountmakingfocus.com with questions or for more information. For the safety of all, boostered vaccination for COVID is required. Registration can be accessed at https://mountmakingfocus.com/events/


Jamie Hascall has been a mountmaker for over 30 years, and has worked with major institutions and private collections throughout the Pacific NW and Alaska. He spent seven years as Chief Preparator/Lead mountmaker at the Museums of New Mexico in Santa Fe. He presently builds mounts, leads training workshops, and restores vintage banjos at Mountmaking Focus Studio in Seattle.