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Thursday, May 16 • 11:00am - 11:15am
(Collection Care) Three Part Storage/Handling Mount System (11:00-11:10am)

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These fixtures are designed to minimize handling risks, improve object safety and in some cases reduce staffing needs. The system is focused on heavy objects on shelves, particularly fragile objects, and frequently handled objects within the Cantors collection. Description Most fixtures are fabricated in three components. The first component is a base to support the objects in its display orientation. The second component is a backboard provides the most basic support to maintain the object in its display orientation. The third component provides support in the remaining directions. Because the object is supported in ways that reduce mechanical stress and avoids contact with fragile areas, with minimal adjustments most fixtures can be transformed into an inner container for shipping purposes

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T. Ashley McGrew

Preparator, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford Univ
T. Ashley McGrew currently a Preparator at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University has been working as a practitioner of preventive conservation since 1987. Institutional positions: J. Paul Getty Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and the University... Read More →

Thursday May 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am EDT
Salon A2-A3, Uncas Ballroom Sky Convention Center, Mohegan Sun
  Specialty Session, Collection Care