Reproductions of artwork, documents, photos, and labels are typically dry mounted for an exhibit. Dry mounting is the process of attaching artwork to foam board or some other backing material. A thin sheet of heat-sensitive adhesive is cut to the size of the artwork. The adhesive sheet is tacked to the back of the print with a small iron to hold it in place. The artwork is then placed on a mounting board, and slipped into a hot press. The heat melts the adhesive, and the artwork is removed to cool. Voila! Instant mounting!

This skill is used in producing museum exhibits exhibits – in fact we need your help with an exhibit immediately, so you will be able to use your new skills right away!

This class is taught by the NSMLV Exhibits team. All materials are provided for free. You must wear closed toed shoes – if you don’t you will be unable to participate due to safety requirements. Please note: class require use of sharp cutters and heated materials, if you are not comfortable with either of these, this class might not be for you!! Class requires some prolonged standing.

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dry mounted exhibit text
Exhibit text after it has been dry mounted


03/30/2019 10:00:0003/30/2019 12:00:00America/Los_AngelesExhibits Class for Volunteers: Dry MountingReno, NV
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