Connecting to Collections Care - Much Ado About Mannequins: Making the Perfect Form


4/14/2016 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
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Over the past decade, exhibiting historic costume and clothing has become an automatic draw for bringing visitors into the museum. How can you safely and effectively display your costume and clothing collections? This webinar will look at display solutions across a range of budget constraints, including mannequin fabrication, modification of existing mannequins, and hybrid approaches.  We will cover crucial preparation work including how to determine the suitability of a costume for display, how to decide on a mannequin style, and how to assess different materials for mannequin use. Other topics will include best handling practices during costume preparation and installation. The main focus will be on garments, with a few examples on the display of accessories.

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