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Publications on museum mannequins

From: Margot Brunn <margot.brunn>
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2002
A publication with step-by-step instructions on making garment
supports is now available:

    Museum Mannequins: A Guide for Creating the Perfect Fit
    Edited by Margot Brunn and Joanne White
    Published by the Alberta Regional Group of Conservators (ARG!)
    ISBN 0-9730549-0-5
    160 pages, includes colour illustrations, bibliography and

Creating well-designed mannequins for museum artifacts is a
challenge. The ideal mannequin needs to fit the garment accurately,
provide support but not stress, be constructed of conservationally
sound materials, and be unobtrusive. The Museum Mannequins handbook
contains contributions by textile conservators, mountmakers and
curators giving detailed descriptions for constructing clothing
display forms. It provides a much-needed resource for museums
wanting to build their own mannequins, for writing contract
specifications, or as a workshop reference.

To view contents, please see

Distributed in Canada by ARG!, in the United States by Northern
States Conservation Center <URL:>, and
in Europe by Archetype <URL:>

Margot Brunn
Provincial Museum of Alberta
12845 - 102 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 0M6
Fax: 780-454-6629

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:71
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Received on Thursday, 18 April, 2002

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