Paramounts Artifact & Exhibit Specialists

Paramounts Artifact & Exhibit Specialists ParaMounts Artifact & Exhibit Specialists is a band of artisans who like to work with their hands as well as their minds to make magic happen in museums.

ParaMounts is a group of skilled mount makers who specialize in the design, fabrication and installation of artifact-specific, conservation-quality mounts for museums, traveling exhibits and private collectors. Our approach to mount making is founded on the belief that the conservation of artifacts and objects of art on exhibit is of paramount importance. While other companies in this business space make mounts as an addendum to their primary business, ParaMounts focuses all of our considerable knowledge, skills and abilities on the creation of mounts that conserve and display artifacts without detracting from the exhibit design or complicating periodic removal for routine maintenance and conservation. Our client list includes national museums, privately funded historical societies and regional museums as well as private collections that vary from fine art to antiquities, sports and sports memorabilia.

Mission: Specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of conservation-quality artifact mounts for museums, traveling exhibits and private collectors.

Mother and son fashion show. Mamie's American Women's Volunteer Services uniform and John's West Point cadet shako and j...
05/05/2019

Mother and son fashion show. Mamie's American Women's Volunteer Services uniform and John's West Point cadet shako and jacket.

Two more dresses for the Mamie's Style gallery. Love, love, love her LBD!!! Both were tailor-made for her.
04/29/2019

Two more dresses for the Mamie's Style gallery. Love, love, love her LBD!!! Both were tailor-made for her.

And now for something completely different; a window from the cottage used as the telegraph room for D-Day. The mount fo...
04/29/2019

And now for something completely different; a window from the cottage used as the telegraph room for D-Day. The mount for this cast iron artifact was created by Greg Mendez.

One of Mamie's day dresses, this one a cute little wrap dress in the Eisenhower toile.
04/29/2019

One of Mamie's day dresses, this one a cute little wrap dress in the Eisenhower toile.

Mamie's 2nd Inaugural gown mounted.
04/25/2019

Mamie's 2nd Inaugural gown mounted.

Next up...Mamie's gown for Ike's 2nd inaugural. Got to get it off the J.C.Penney mannequin.
04/24/2019

Next up...Mamie's gown for Ike's 2nd inaugural. Got to get it off the J.C.Penney mannequin.

Artifact of the day: A hand-painted silk gown worn by Mrs. Eisenhower at a state dinner for the Thai king. Mamie had som...
04/23/2019

Artifact of the day: A hand-painted silk gown worn by Mrs. Eisenhower at a state dinner for the Thai king. Mamie had some style going on!

We are finished at the Statue of Liberty Museum. The museum still has a way to go before opening May 16th but ParaMounts...
04/12/2019

We are finished at the Statue of Liberty Museum. The museum still has a way to go before opening May 16th but ParaMounts is DONE! Thanks to the whole team but especially Greg, Matt and Bill.

Tiffany-style lamp at the Statue of Liberty museum. Love the palm trees!
04/11/2019

Tiffany-style lamp at the Statue of Liberty museum. Love the palm trees!

Tiffany-style lamp at the Statue of Liberty museum.
04/11/2019

Tiffany-style lamp at the Statue of Liberty museum.

Bill installing at Statue of Liberty museum.
04/11/2019

Bill installing at Statue of Liberty museum.

It's all happening! Finally. As Nan is on her way to Kansas for final patterning at Ike's new museum, Greg and Matt are ...
03/03/2019

It's all happening! Finally. As Nan is on her way to Kansas for final patterning at Ike's new museum, Greg and Matt are Liberty Island bound, to install artifacts at the Statue of Liberty Museum. And Neal installs new exhibits in the NPS Visitors Center at Catoctin Mountain Park.

01/14/2019

So Facebook sent us a message that people who like our page haven't heard from us on a while. Hellloooooo...the partial government shutdown has put several projects on hold. Time to put an end to this farce and get back to work.

Artifact of the day, a guidebook from 1886.
11/29/2018

Artifact of the day, a guidebook from 1886.

More shots from Liberty Island.
11/28/2018

More shots from Liberty Island.

Today, were working on Liberty Island.
11/28/2018

Today, were working on Liberty Island.

Today at the Statue of Liberty, Greg is working in a mounts for one of Lady Liberty's original bronze curls. Greg Mendez...
11/27/2018

Today at the Statue of Liberty, Greg is working in a mounts for one of Lady Liberty's original bronze curls. Greg Mendez, "hairdresser to the stars"!!!

11/25/2018

Back in Jersey City for final fit/prep on the Statue of Liberty Museum project!
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Today's artifact: a compact portable record player from late 50s or early 60s. So cool!
11/10/2018

Today's artifact: a compact portable record player from late 50s or early 60s. So cool!

Today 's favorite artifact at the Eisenhower Musem.
11/09/2018

Today 's favorite artifact at the Eisenhower Musem.

Snow falling on crabapples...
11/08/2018

Snow falling on crabapples...

Artifact of the day at the Eisenhower Museum: a piece of Ike and Mamie's wedding cake.đź’ť
11/07/2018

Artifact of the day at the Eisenhower Museum: a piece of Ike and Mamie's wedding cake.đź’ť

Today in Kansas...
11/07/2018

Today in Kansas...

11/04/2018

At Dulles, waiting for flight to Kansas! Eisenhower Museum, here we come!

Photos from Paramounts Artifact & Exhibit Specialists's post
10/18/2018

Photos from Paramounts Artifact & Exhibit Specialists's post

10/17/2018
Guess where we are?
10/16/2018

Guess where we are?

Happy Fourth!
07/05/2018

Happy Fourth!

On contract to Pacific Studios, ParaMounts designed, fabricated and installed artifact mounts for this National Park Ser...
06/19/2018

On contract to Pacific Studios, ParaMounts designed, fabricated and installed artifact mounts for this National Park Service exhibit at the Arch in St. .Louis. Project Manager: Chris Robinson. Lead Mount Maker/Installer: Neal Childs Mount Preparators: Sarah Rybicki, Rachel Brady Photography: Rachel Brady

Penn Museum
04/14/2018

Penn Museum

01/31/2018

Guess what small, WV based company is going to be mounting the artifacts in the new Statue of Liberty Museum????

Paramounts Artifact & Exhibit Specialists
01/23/2018

Paramounts Artifact & Exhibit Specialists

Paramounts Artifact & Exhibit Specialists's cover photo
01/23/2018

Paramounts Artifact & Exhibit Specialists's cover photo

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
01/12/2018
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

"The new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is an important stop for anyone interested in the US’ struggle for racial equality." BBC Travel

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
12/20/2017
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

"We don’t need our museums—any of them—to calm us down; we need them to sound alarms." Holland Cotter

We are so proud to have had the privilege and honor of mounting the artifacts in this amazing museum.  The ParaMounts te...
12/10/2017
Civil rights veteran on Mississippi museums: 'I felt the bullets. I felt the tears'

We are so proud to have had the privilege and honor of mounting the artifacts in this amazing museum. The ParaMounts team salutes Lucy Allen, Cindy Gardner, Nan Prince and the rest of the MDAH team who made this museum a reality. You all have done Mississippi proud and are positive agents of change.

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a Freedom Rider, called the new civil rights museum “amazing. Never did I dream that I would see a Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.”

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
12/06/2017
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

"Visiting the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is intense, shaming, and shocking—just like the subject it covers—and it tackles its topic with unflinching, unapologetic rigour."

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
12/03/2017
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

"Now, with the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, the ones who lived—who fought not only for equality but for their very lives and the lives of those who would come after them—reflect on that period and what the museum means for them, their legacy and future generations."

We are honored to mount Doris Derby's dress and the other artifacts that will be exhibited at the Mississippi Civil Righ...
09/29/2017
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

We are honored to mount Doris Derby's dress and the other artifacts that will be exhibited at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Earlier this week, activist and professor Doris Derby visited with the collections team to see artifacts she donated to MDAH and that will be on display in the "War on Poverty" exhibit. Read more about her visit in the article below, and check out Derby's photographs of Farish Street and Civil Rights activists on exhibit at Johnson Hall Art Gallery at Jackson State University.

Just finished installing the lobby exhibit cases at U.S. Customs & Border Protection headquarters in DC.
08/31/2017

Just finished installing the lobby exhibit cases at U.S. Customs & Border Protection headquarters in DC.

The ParaMounts crew is on the road, heading for Jackson. So excited to be part of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum pr...
08/26/2017
Mississippi Department of Archives & History

The ParaMounts crew is on the road, heading for Jackson. So excited to be part of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum project!

We are on the move! Read about the recent move of our extensive artifact collection to its new home in the state-of-the-art collection facilities in the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

This is why we don't mount artifacts outside of cases anymore, or at least within reach of the "great unwashed." If they...
08/22/2017
Jezebel

This is why we don't mount artifacts outside of cases anymore, or at least within reach of the "great unwashed." If they can touch it, they will. And nothing good comes of that!

For starters, maybe don't put your kid in an 800-year-old coffin lest you knock it over and break it.

Some of the first artifacts installed at DOI Museum.
05/30/2017

Some of the first artifacts installed at DOI Museum.

05/29/2017

Tomorrow we start installing the artifacts and mounts at the Dept. of the Interior Museum!!!

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