Flag & Large Textile Mounts
The proper support for mounting and displaying flags and large textiles present a variety of challenges. Below are several solutions to those challenges. Also visit Mounting & Hanging Systems.
A Pressure Mount supports the artifact with even pressure. This type of mount lowers the need for stitching. They are especially well suited for the mounting of silk artifacts, such as flags. More examples can be seen by clicking here. We have also written about several of our flag projects on our blog Inside the Conservator's Studio.
Many artifacts to be mounted are double-sided. Spicer Art Conservation has designed mounts that meet clients wishes to see both sides. Windows are incorporated into the back of the mount. See more by reading about the Cavalry Banner and the 4th Regiment U.S.C.T Civil War flag.
Removing the display fabric from the window. Click here to read move about this mount.
A two-sided flag mounted on each side of one mount.
A window was placed into the mount to reveal the painted eagle on the reversed side of the canton. Click here to read more.
When using a passive mount, the artifact rests on a prepared panel without stitching. For safe handling a custom made lid is created, secured with Velcro tabs. Both the padded lid and mount provide gentle pressure to support the artifact during transportation.