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Natural History Conservation

We are based in the UK, offering a range of services to the museum and heritage industry including, but not limited to: giving advice on preventive and remedial conservation issues pertaining to natural history collections; advising on, and undertaking, the packing and transportation of individual specimens or entire collections; undertaking condition reports, conservation surveys and collection surveys; undertaking remedial conservation projects for all types of natural history specimens and collections; mounting specimens including skeletons; replicating specimens through moulding and casting or scanning and 3D printing; curating collections, creating databases of specimens; identifying material; undertaking fieldwork; and delivering training courses in a variety of techniques. Between us we have over 80 years of experience in this field.

Nigel and Simon at work

Nigel R. Larkin BA MSc FRGS

Freelance natural history conservator and curator specialising in palaeontology, geology, osteology (skeletons and bones), mounting specimens, making replicas, project logistics and infrared thermal imaging for collections management

Nigel's Biography and CV
Examples of projects completed

Simon Moore RScI, MIScT, FLS, ACR

Freelance natural history conservator and curator specialising in fluid-preserved specimens, taxidermy, entomology, botany, microscope slides and freeze-dried specimens. Also, delivering training courses in the conservation of these materials.

Simon's Biography and CV
Examples of projects completed

Previous Clients

• Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey
• British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
• Bedford Museum
• The Natural History Museum, London • Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service
• Oxford Archaeological Unit
• Bradford University's Department of Archaeological Sciences
• Birmingham Thinktank
• Somerset Museum
• Hampshire County Council Museums Service
• Reading University’s Cole Museum of Zoology
• Kent County Council
• Glasgow University's Hunterian Museum
• Haselmere Educational Museum
• Russell-Cotes Museum & Art Gallery
• The Eden Project
• Birmingham University
• The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project
• Dorset Museum, Dorchester
• Durham University's School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
• The National Trust
• Hoddesdon Museum
• Audley End House
• Buscot Estate, Evesham
• Haden Hill House, Birmingham
• Penlee House Museum, Penzance
• English Heritage
• The Hancock Museum, Newcastle
• Oxford University Natural History Museum
• National Museums of Northern Ireland
• Abu Dhabi Environment Agency
• The Wallace Fund
• The BBC
• York Museums Trust
• Narborough Museum
• Hitchin Museum
• St Albans Museum
• The Horniman Museum
• The Mary Rose Trust
• St Agnes Museum
• The Gilbert White Museum
• Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex Park
• SS Great Britain (Bristol)
• Hereford Heritage Service
• Marwell Zoo
• Southampton University
• University Museum of Zoology Cambridge
• Exeter University
• The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
• Institut National Patrimoine - France
• Office de Coopιration et d'Information Musιographiques (Dijon)
• National Museums Scotland
• University of Cambridge
• Leeds Museums and Galleries
• Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow
• North Hertfordshire Museum Resource Centre
• Sandham Memorial Chapel
• Edinburgh University
• New Walk Museum, Leicester
• Doncaster Museum
• Jurassic Coast World Heritage Team
• Cliveden Conservation
• Cardigan Castle, Wales
• Nicholas Pearson Partnership
• Wells and Mendip Museum
• Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen Architects
• Hertfordshire County Council
• University of Cambridge Museum of Zoology
• University of Cambridge Museum of Earth Sciences (Sedgwick Museum)
• University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
• University of Cambridge Museum Fitzwilliam Museum
• Canterbury Museum
• Winchester College Biology Department
• Gordon Museum at Guys Hospital
• Wakes Museum - Gilbert White and Oates family collections
• Reigate Natural History Society
• Bournemouth Natural Sciences Society
• Pembroke College, Cambridge
• Grant Museum of Zoology, University College London
• Bangor University
• Colchester and Ipswich Museums
• Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham
• State Museum of Natural History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
• Bristol Zoo
• Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
• Portsmouth City Museum
• Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
• Jersey Heritage
• Abingdon County Hall Museum
• SHARE East
• Beamish, The Living Museum of the North
• Canberra's Australia Museum
• The Caledon Estate
• The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke
• University College London's Grant Museum of Zoology
• Blakesley Hall, Birmingham
• Peterborough Museum
• The Royal College of Surgeons London
• Brymbo Heritage
• Warwick's Market Hall Museum
• National Museum Wales
• Buxton Museum & Art Gallery
• Wrexham County Borough Museum
• Nottingham Natural History Museum
• Birmingham University's Lapworth Museum of Geology
• Hull Maritime Museum
• Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
• Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery
• Carlisle Tullie House Museum
• National Museums Scotland
• Worcestershire Archaeology
• Cole Museum, Reading University
• University of Nottingham
• Buxton Museum
• Horniman Museum
• Eton College
• Cotteridge Park
• Aberdeen University
• Worcester Museum and Art Gallery 

• Basildon Park
• Calke Abbey
• A la Ronde
• Antony House
• Arlington Court
• Watersmeet
• Castle Drogo
• Knightshayes Court
• Lanhydrock
• Cotehele
• Saltram
• Benthall
• Attingham
• Sizergh Castle
• Hardwick Hall
• Overbecks
• Sandham Memorial Chapel
• Mottisfont Abbey
• Dunster Castle
• Shugborough
• Clandon Park
• Lacock Abbey
• Charlecote Park
• Snowshill
• Hughenden Manor
• Benthall
• Biddulph Grange
• Mount Stewart

"It was an absolute delight to meet you. You are a wonderful teacher and mentor! The course gave me a new found confidence on working with the fluid filled specimens."

"Thanks, this is perfect... I'm really happy with the conserved tusk and the bespoke stand is smashing."

"It is wonderful the bears had a loving wash and blow dry and also the tiger repair is excellent – thank you!"

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Our work often appears on radio, television and increasingly on social media. 

You can watch some videos of us at work here

Conservation work on your collection often generates valuable press coverage for your museum or organisation

You can see some press cuttings featuring our work here

Natural History Conservation

For more details about what we can do for you, or for a quote, please contact us via e-mail or using the form below: