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Here are some extra images for my paper:

Dovgan Nurse L. 2012, A SUPPORT MOUNT MADE FROM NOMEX CARD FOR STORAGE AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY OF AN INCOMPLETE AND FRAGILE 19TH CENTURY STRAW BONNET, JAIC_V51_No1_08_Nurse_77-84

Vol. 51, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2012, Journal of the American Institute for Conservation Special Issue on Mountmaking

Abstract: The aim of this project was to prepare a fragile and incomplete 19th century straw bonnet for storage and occasional display. When brought for conservation the bonnet exhibited a distorted and shallow shape due to the loss of the crown and previous repairs, the straw was brittle, the wire was distorted but flexible. The mount solution addressed the problem arising from the conflicting demand for the bonnet to be stored flat due to the client’s storage constraints, while retaining the ability to display the bonnet in a three-dimensional shape. The paper discusses the condition of the object before treatment, the treatment undertaken, the method of making the mount from Nomex 410 card (meta-aramid), the functionality of the mount for flat storage and its assembly for three-dimensional display. The support mount reconstructed the bonnet’s original shape and compensated for the missing areas. It enabled the client to store the bonnet flat and to arrange the bonnet safely into shape. The mount eliminated the need to handle the bonnet excessively when arranging it for display.
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