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The Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives are pleased to present a workshop from the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI):

MOUNT MAKING (Space is limited)

Date: September 30 and October 1, 2015; 9:00 – 4:30
Location: The Rooms, Provincial Museum Division Conservation Lab at 1042 East White Hills Road, Pleasantville, St. John's, NL

This workshop starts with a discussion on the criteria for constructing proper exhibit and storage mounts for
museum artifacts. It covers strategies for counteracting gravity and reviews the notions of stress, strain, elasticity, and compressibility. A variety of materials, tools, and techniques available for mounting and supporting objects are discussed in terms of their suitability, practicality, advantages, and limitations. Tools and techniques for measuring objects are presented. Means of ensuring the object's safety in the workshop and during the mount-making stages are discussed. Analytical, conceptual, and manual skills in mount design and production are presented,
demonstrated, and practised during at least half of the workshop. Each participant is expected to produce 1–3 mounts during the workshop, depending on experience and on the complexity of their project(s). The workshop ends with a round-table review of the mounts created during the workshop.

Instructors: Carole Dignard and Amanda Salmon, Canadian Conservation Institute
Enrolment Limits: Maximum of 12. Space is LIMITED first come first serve basis.
Registration fees: $180 for MANL and ANLA members, $205 for non-members (LUNCH INCLUDED)
Registration Deadline: September 18, 2015

For more information regarding financial assistance to attend the workshop or to register please contact:

Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
Telephone: (709) 722-9034
E-mail: manl@nf.aibn.com

Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refunds. Participants who do not attend remain responsible for full payment.