Conservation Project: Costume Accessories, Shoes and Footwear

All mounts have trays, boxes or surrounds, which not only protect the edges of the shoes, but also reduce the need for direct handling of the shoes when they are moved or examined. Parts that become loose or separated are contained within the mount. Each mount also has a custom support made of fabric-covered padding or polyethylene foam, which maintains the shape of the shoe and supports its fragile parts.

See photos of shoes in their custom mounts.