Ivory Manikin rehousing

 

While interning at the New York Academy of Medicine’s Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation lab I worked helped to rehouse a collection of seventeenth century ivory manikins. I created and customized the inner trays for all the manikins and parts (lids, beds, ect), and finished the entire housing for one box of manikins.

The NYAM blog post about this project can be found here.

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I assembled one complete new housing for the Manikins
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Individual trays for Manikins
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Individual trays for Manikins
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Outer housing in progress, layers of foam were cut and stacked around the trays until it was flush with the top of the tray
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Trays in progress, before foam buffers were created and adhered
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Outer housing in progress