Introduction to Making Custom Mannequins


In this video, Jeanne Brako, Curator and Conservator at the Center of Southwest Studies in Fort Lewis College and Jack Townes, Exhibit Designer and Preparator at Skycraft Designs, demonstrate the construction of two basic types of mannequins for exhibiting clothing items, including shirts, dresses, outfits with leggings, and wearing blankets. One method creates a full height or half mannequin "in-the-round," while the other technique creates a flatter look, suitable for use in narrow exhibit cases, wall mounted library cases, or shadowbox frames. This session was part of the 2016 ATALM annual conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, on September 10-13, 2016.