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And we have a local Norfolk taxidermist, Richard Brigham, who is very
good at fish, and sympathetic to the needs of historic pieces. 
I think there is always an issue of how much to do for display purposes
- restoration or conservation? But it sounds like your items have lost
much of their "originality" anyway.
Tony

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I  also believe Dick Hendry still carries out such work privately
 
Vicky

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Warrington Museum had a lot of good work done by James Dickinson at
Lancashire Conservation Studios, you could try them. Similar issues.
Although I believe James is going to be off for a few months. 

David



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Dear All

 

Isn't plastazote interesting in close up!

 

Whilst a query is underway (as I  can never remember how to post a
query), can anyone point me in the direction of conservators/
taxidermists who are good at conserving older mounted fish?  I  have
several specimens with a combination of problems - water stains on the
interior of the case, ground work mostly collapsed, poor re-painting,
poor gap filling and painting over a repair, loose glass, missing side
bits of glass from a cased specimen.  The specimen that appears to have
been de-cased is also a bit somewhat under-filled.

 

Suggestions please.

 

Kate

 

 

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