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Subject: Magnets for exhibition mounting

Magnets for exhibition mounting

From: Metta Humle Jorgensen <mette.humle<-a>
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008
Has anyone used magnets/magnetic for exhibition mounting? If so,
what is your experience with it?

At the Nationalmuseum of Denmark we are building a new permanent
exhibition. The architect wishes to use a new system for mounting
paper artifacts to the backwall of the exhibition case. The object
will be mounted to an acid free board. On the backside of the board,
there will be adhered two small metal plates on which there will be
placed several magnets.  The magnets will attach the board with
metal plates to the backwall of the show case, which is made in
metal. When mounted in the show case, the metal and the magnets will
not be visible. Heavy objects will not be mounted in this manner.

This type of mounting has not been used at the museum before, so I
have no experience in the choice of layers and the durability of the

Mette Humle Jorgensen
Nationalmuseum of Denmark
I. C. Modewegs vej, Brede
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
+45 3347 3558
+45 2338 3929

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