I really admire what the Folk Art Museum in NYC tries to do: create exhibitions that elevate the work
This was an installation of antique weather vanes in a four story atrium.
Often I make mounts out of brass to enable the object to float in a case. The mount should be secure, and easy to use.
Awesome 1940's Verdura Bracelet. Easy on, easy off.
Many hours can be spent taking measurements, designing and creating mounts for exhibitions.
This cuniform clay tablet describes the pythagorean theorem 1300 years before Pythagoreas lived. This very famous tablet was the star of the cuniform tablet show.
Making a mount for a 5500 year old drinking vessel. The first potter to create a flat bottomed drinking vessel probably became a millionaire.
These weapons of war used wood staffs as handles, making a very effective tool for maiming humans.
Mounts seem out of place until the work is installed. See the next image for the drinking horn that was installed on it. People were putting birds on their work 5500 years ago!
This Wall installation includes the drinking horn, cast crowns, and scepters. Today, scepters are seen as ceremonial staffs. They originally were weapons.