- Found/Acquired: Nicobar Islands
- (Asia,India,Andaman and Nicobar Islands,Nicobar Islands)
- Height: 12.5 centimetres
- Width: 77.5 centimetres
- Depth: 27 centimetres
- Weight: 250 grammes
2003 15 Dec-2009 Jun, BM, 'Living and Dying'
1 August 2002
Reason for treatment
Light clean. Secure tail area. Verbally agreed with B. Durrans to secure pigment, 31.7.02 signed S. Rowe
The bird was dusty. The pink and black pigments were slightly powdery. The tail piece of the bird had split and was loose ad liable to be lost. The legs and body of the bird were mobile, but not in danger of being lost.
The bird was cleaned with combination of Wishab sponge (vulcanized latex,filler) and a brush and vacuum cleaner. Inaccessible areas were cleaned with Groomstick (modified natural rubber) on the end of a cocktail stick. The powdery pigment was secured with 1.25% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50:50 IMS and acetone, applied with a brush. The loose tail pieces were secured with HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate).
Acquisition details unknown.
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Object reference number: EAS24938
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