Artifacts

Artifacts

With over 20 years of experience, 1220’s in-house Artifact Mount Designer and Fabricator has the knowledge to protect and safely display any artifact.

  • ARTIFACT MOUNT DESIGN: After meeting with the curator or conservator to gain an understanding of the unique needs of each artifact and documenting the necessary measurements and tracings, sketches are produced for each artifact mount including material recommendations. The goal is to create custom mounts and bracket designs that meet the safety and conservation needs while keeping the focus on the artifact.
  • CUSTOM FABRICATION: Once designs are approved, all mounts are custom fabricated in-house utilizing a variety of methods including, custom welding, sewing, carved foam and acrylic construction. Final installation is completed on site so that no artifacts ever have to leave the security of the museum. All artifact mounts are designed using approved conservation materials such as brass, acrylic, acrylic coated materials and archival papers in accordance with museum standards.
  • CASE LAYOUTS: 1220’s Artifact Mount Designer and Fabricator works from images, dimensions and tracings to layout the artifacts in AutoCAD to ensure a proper fit in relation to the overall design aesthetic.
  • ARTIFACT HANDLING AND INSTALLATION: 1220’s Artifact Mount Designer and Fabricator leads the installation of all mounts and artifacts on site ensuring the maximization of artifact safety and guaranteeing that the knowledge used in designing the mount is taken into consideration during the installation. Protective hand wear is worn at all times when handling the artifacts. Several members of 1220’s Account Management and Production Staff are trained and experienced in artifact handling and as needed will assist with the on-site installation.