Date completed : 19 February 2019 Duration : 4 Months
Stephen Umpleby

Conservation of mounted taxidermy specimen of pike in a bowed glass-fronted display case.

The glass front was detached and loose and vulnerable to damage and with a significant gap between the wooden backboards of the display case.  The surfaces of the taxidermy specimen were soiled due to the display case not being sealed. 

Conservation involved surface cleaning  of the pike specimen, diorama and display case, removal and replacement of gummed tape around edges of glass front to secure glass to front of display case. Reverse of display case sealed with new gummed tape to seal and coloured paper to cover over gap between wooden backboards of case. 

Conservation of taxidermy Pike specimen in glass fronted display case, City of London School
Conservation of taxidermy Pike specimen in glass fronted display case, City of London School
Conservation of taxidermy Pike specimen in glass fronted display case, City of London School
Conservation of taxidermy Pike specimen in glass fronted display case, City of London School
Conservation of taxidermy Pike specimen in glass fronted display case, City of London School

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