When is the big one coming? Securing museum artifacts for storage and display in an earthquake zone

  • Bill Thomas Exhibit preparator and mount maker, Natural History Museum of Utah

Abstract

A close-up look at collections storage systems, storage mounts and various ways of mounting and securing exhibit objects in visitor galleries, as done at the Natural History Museum of Utah.  We will focus specifically on the extra measures that are required to keep things safe and secure in a seismically active area like Salt Lake City.
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Author Biography

Bill Thomas, Exhibit preparator and mount maker, Natural History Museum of Utah
Bill Thomas is an exhibit preparator and mount maker at the Natural History Museum of Utah.  He has been at NHMU since 2009, after working for 15 years in the building trade.  A life-long museum geek, he spent many happy afternoons of his childhood at the Denver Museum of Natural History, where his mother worked as a diorama painter.  Thanks, Ma!
Published
2017-11-28
How to Cite
THOMAS, Bill. When is the big one coming? Securing museum artifacts for storage and display in an earthquake zone. Selected Proceedings of Advances in Conservation, [S.l.], nov. 2017. Available at: <http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/waac/article/view/4022>. Date accessed: 14 dec. 2017.
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