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Wednesday, May 31 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
033. (Collection Care) Fatal Attraction: Trials and Tribulations in Toning Rare Earth Magnets

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Magnets are one of the many ways that artwork is hung in galleries and institutions today. While the success of magnetic hanging systems is well documented, there is much less information on toning magnets when they are visible on the surface of the displayed object. This poster will illustrate different methods of toning rare earth magnets, from painting and powder coating to encapsulation with fabric and paper. It will also contain the results of an informal survey of conservators that have faced the challenge of camouflaging magnets in display systems. Successes and failures along with samples of magnets will be presented.

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Morgan Blei Carbone

Conservator, Museum Textile Services
Morgan Blei Carbone joined Museum Textile Services in 2015. After earning her BA in Art History from Grinnell College in Iowa, she received an MA in Fashion and Textiles: History, Theory, and Museum Practice at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York in 2016. Since working... Read More →

Wednesday May 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Riverside West Exhibit Hall Exhibit Level, East Tower
  9. Poster, Collection Care