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  • 1.  Mounting and Crating for Fossils

    Posted 19 days ago
    Hi everyone,
    Does anyone have experience creating mounts and crates for fossils? Or can recommend someone who does? I am working on a traveling exhibition of fossils and have questions on mounting and crating and would love to chat through them with someone. My main goal is simplifying the mounts. I don't want to have to take every single fossil bone off of every individual mount at each installation and deinstallation. I want to find a balance that will protect the fossil from vibrations during shipping and wear/tear from handling.
    Ultimately, I am looking for a mountmaker and crate fabricator as well, so I'm grateful for recommendations also.
    Thank you!

    Christina Johnston Brownlee
    Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)
    Washington, DC

  • 2.  RE: Mounting and Crating for Fossils

    Posted 18 days ago
    Edited by Tamsen Young 18 days ago

    Hi Christina,
    Try calling Leerform Fabrication and Design. I believe they have experience with moving fossils.

    (718) 269-1391

    Tamsen Young
    Digital Media & Strategic Initiatives Manager
    Museum at FIT
    New York NY

  • 3.  RE: Mounting and Crating for Fossils

    Posted 18 days ago
    Hi Christina,

    My company has been making mounts and crates since 1985. Here is an example of our crate production. Since all our crates are custom made we can accommodate any requirements. Some examples of our mounts are here and also here. Our Brooch style mounts are fitting for the dinosaur fossils you mentioned.

    I encourage you to browse our FaceBook page and YouTube channel for many more examples. I am happy to talk with you at any time about your needs.

    Best regards,

    Dennis Callahan
    Callahan art & Associates
    Office 1+ 773-278-1111
    Studio 1+ 773-533-1111