Tree thumbnailExhibit mounts can change the viewing experience of an artifact for visitors without them even knowing.

This leaflet discusses methods for creating custom exhibit mounts that are professional but are relatively affordable for smaller museums and historical institutions.

Included is a discussion of the different types of mounts, their materials, and how to choose the proper mount for an object.

Detailed instructions for creating mounts show small museum professionals how to create mounts in-house through images and diagrams.

Also included are a list of resources that include institutions focused on conservation and ones that sell archival and exhibition materials.

Technical Leaflet #187 (1993)