Gömda monteringar för tredimensionella textila föremål
Invisible mounting for three dimensional textile objects
Costume mounting for an exhibition varies between museums and countries. Different mounting techniques can be used depending on how the object is to be presented. The most commonly used display form is a visible mannequin that shows head, arms and legs and creates an illusion of a human being. Another type of display form has become increasingly popular. A cut-out mannequin shows the human form but the mount is invisible. This mounting form displays the object in focus. There are many aspects to consider when a threedimensional textile is to be displayed in an exhibition, which materials are safe to use and what kind of display form is best for the object, the duration of the exhibition and what climate is optimal for the objects. This thesis explains and describes the mounting materials Fosshape™, gummed paper tape and mounting with plastic sheets such as the polycarbonate Lexan* and the co-polyester Vivak®. These materials were used to create cut-out mannequins for three swimsuits from the 1960s. The cut-out mannequin gives the impression of a human body but without a visible form present and the swimsuits are to be the focal point of the mounts displayed. The materials used are presented and also how the mounting of these swimsuits were constructed. The mounts were then evaluated by the thesis author and people with museum competence, to determine if the mounts are indeed invisible. The result of the mounting of the three swimsuits shows that the mounting with gummed paper tape is an easy method to use but it takes time, especially for the mount to dry. To use Fosshape™ for a mount is a quick method and the mount gets a textile feel to it. Mounting with plastic sheets is more complicated especially with a three-dimensional textile with a lot of curves as the swimsuits. To mount a swimsuit I recommend using Fosshape™ but the other materials can also be used for costume mounting for an exhibition and this thesis describes one way of how to use them.
Uppsats för avläggande av filosofie kandidatexamen i Kulturvård, Konservatorprogrammet 15 hp Institutionen för kulturvård Göteborgs universitet 2014:06
hollow form mannequins
gummed paper tape
mounting with plastic sheets