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Friday, May 17 • 10:30am - 10:45am
(Textiles) TIPS Session: "2D" Ethafoam Forms for Exhibiting Costumes

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Occasionally, a mannequin is not the best display solution for exhibiting a garment. Often, when the object itself is the focus and not its relationship to the body, a slimmer, more simplified display is preferred. These ethafoam mounts, while having a flatter appearance, still support the garments, but with more dimension and presence than pinning to a backboard or hanging on a rod. The ethafoam mounts can be displayed on a wall, with a pole on a deck, or hung with wire.  For the Museum of Modern Art’s 2017 exhibition, “ITEMS: Is Fashion Modern?”, these custom ethafoam mounts were created as an alternative to mannequins in areas where objects were displayed stacked, repeated or layered. Supplies needed are: High density, 2” thick, polyethylene foam, (ethafoam) planks; polyester batting; flange; metal pipe.

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Tae Smith

Costume and Textile Conservator, Independent
Tae Smith has spent the last ten years as an independent costume and textile conservator specializing in creating and installing exhibitions and displays. Through her experiences, she has found that conservation skills are a vital component for the successful dressing and mounting... Read More →

Friday May 17, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am EDT
Oneida/Penobscot Rooms Sky Convention Center, Mohegan Sun