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How the DAM Prepared Rare-Earth Magnets for Installation of Oceanic Textiles

How the DAM Prepared Rare-Earth Magnets for Installation of Oceanic Textiles

Rare-earth magnets are frequently used in the mounting or hanging of textiles, as has been previously highlighted in Denver Art Museum blog posts on the installation of American Indian, Chinese, and resist-dyed objects. More

Rare-Earth Magnets in Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia

Rare-Earth Magnets in Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia

A year ago, I wrote about the DAM conservation department’s use of rare-earth magnets for the display of art objects. More

How the DAM Uses Rare-Earth Magnets with Art Installations

How the DAM Uses Rare-Earth Magnets with Art Installations

Many of us have seen small, super-strong magnets in toys like Buckyballs sets and NeoCubes. These are called rare-earth magnets as they are made using elements such as neodymium and samarium that are classified as rare earth metals. These magnets appear in all kinds of everyday items including jewelry, guitars, speakers, cordless tools and even hybrid vehicles.

But how many of us have ever considered hanging art with magnets? More