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Subject: Magnets for exhibition mounting

Magnets for exhibition mounting

From: Michael Maggen <maggen<-a>
Date: Monday, November 3, 2008
Metta Humle Jorgensen <mette.humle [at] natmus__dk> writes

>Has anyone used magnets/magnetic for exhibition mounting? If so,
>what is your experience with it?

We have started  to use magnets for the display of the Dead Sea
Scrolls in the Shrine of the Book The Israel Museum Jerusalem nearly
3 years ago. The scrolls fragments on display are mounted in
cassettes enclosures and placed inside show cases. The show cases
floor elevations is approximately 15-17 degrees the magnets stop and
stabilized the cassettes from any possible sliding or movements
during display, we use the neodymium magnet type for their extra
strong attachment force.

Michael Maggen
Head of Paper Conservation.
The Israel Museum Jerusalem,
PO Box. 71117
91710 Jerusalem Israel
+972 2 67 08808
Fax: +972 2 6771332

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