Conservation Project: Costume Accessories, Hats and Headware

Mounts for hats incorporate custom trays, which not only provide handling and lifting assistance, but also protect the edges of the hats by extending slightly beyond their perimeters. These surrounding boxes also act as safety catches if beadwork, fragments, or ribbons become detached.

See below for the different types of mounts used:

simple board mounts

carved Ethafoam mounts

flat mounts