Connecting to Collections Care - Troublesome Trophies and Fragile Feathered Friends: Introduction to the Care of Historic Taxidermy

Webinar

9/24/2015 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
Online
Save to your calendar


Description

Taxidermy mounts are challenging composite artifacts susceptible to damage from both environmental and biological factors.  Whether a single trophy mount graces your historic home, several form a diorama in your museum, or you have a collection of natural science specimens, knowing how mounts are made, how they deteriorate and how to care for them is essential for their preservation.  This webinar is an introduction to the care of taxidermy by a master taxidermist and an objects conservator.  The presentation will cover what to look for in a mount to help determine its manner of construction and perhaps it’s age, how mounts typically deteriorate over time and how to provide proper preventive care.  If refurbishment is necessary, taxidermists and conservators often have differing approaches and the presenters will describe what to expect from the process. Health and safety concerns in dealing with older mounts will also be covered.

For more information: http://www.connectingtocollections.org/troublesome-trophies-and-fragile-feathered-friends-introduction-to-the-care-of-historic-taxidermy/

« Back to webinars
Connect with us
Our mission

The Mission of ARCS is to represent and promote Registrars and Collections Specialists, nationally and internationally, to educate them in the professional best practices of registration and collections care, and to facilitate communication and networking.

Learn more about ARCS »