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Laura McClure

Visual Information Specialist

B. S. in International Affairs, Florida State University
A.A.S. Communication Design, Northern Virginia Community College

Role in Museum: 

Museum’s primary mountmaker. Mountmaking is the process of designing, fabricating, and installing the structures (called mounts, brackets or armatures) that safely support collections objects and artifacts while they are on exhibit. Working with a variety of conservation-approved metals, plastics and foams to create a custom armature for each object, a mountmaker must find a way to safely support the object within the vision of curators, designers and art directors. Mountmakers work closely with conservators to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each object and to find safe fabrication materials. The goal is to minimize damage to the artifacts both while on display and during the object handling required to make mounts.