We can carry out conservation of your natural history material either on site or at our taxidermist’s studio as required.
We have access to a walk-in freezer which allows us to stabilise natural history material to prevent contamination by pests such as moth and biscuit beetle.
Depending on what conservation measures are required, we can carry out simple cleaning and maintenance on site. However, if the specimen requires further remedial work we can take it to our experienced taxidermists for repair.
We will write a report so that you can document what treatment each specimen has received. We will carry out this work within the agreed time frame.
CASE STUDY - COLLECTIONS OF THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND
The properties of Alnwick estates have a large natural history collection comprising mainly of taxidermy.
Blue Tokay were asked if they could restore and conserve specimens from the collection as part of a maintenance programme. This involved removing the collections from site, freezing them to prevent any pest damage, and transporting them to a freelance taxidermist.
The taxidermist carried out the requested conservation and made the specimens stable. Once this work was completed, the collections were then returned to their specific site on the estate. This is an ongoing arrangement to maintain the existing historical collections.