Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Packing Museum Objects Training

Jeremy Uden demonstrating how to make
a padded board © Pitt Rivers Museum
This week the Conservation Team held a Practical Training in Packing Museum Objects course for staff working in the Museum. We were taught about best practice in packing and storing objects. The day was very hands-on with all members of the course making bespoke soft mounts, Plastazote mounts and Correx boxes.

Making soft mounts © Pitt Rivers Museum

Different members of the Conservation Team led the sessions. To make a soft mount we were taught how to make padded boards. The Team encouraged us to make different variations of Plastazote mounts - some with finger holes, Tyvek edges or fitting the contours of the object.

Making Plastazote mounts © Pitt Rivers Museum

The afternoon session saw the group make Correx boxes to house the mounts made in the morning. The boxes could be customised with windows of Melinex to view the objects inside.

Making a Correx box with Melinex windows © Pitt Rivers Museum

Madeleine Ding
Assistant Curator

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