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 ________________________________ From: The Natural Science Collections Association discussion list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Vicky Purewal Sent: 15 July 2011 09:49 To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Conservators of mounted fish I also believe Dick Hendry still carries out such work privately Vicky ________________________________ From: The Natural Science Collections Association discussion list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David Craven Sent: 14 July 2011 12:01 To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Conservators of mounted fish 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 ________________________________ From: The Natural Science Collections Association discussion list [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Andrew, Kate [[log in to unmask]] Sent: 14 July 2011 11:48 To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Conservators of mounted fish 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. 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