Our lamb has finally come out of the freezer in Norwich’s Castle Museum – a process designed to ensure that unwanted guests at all stages of their lifecycle are killed off.
A preliminary investigation (from outside of the lamb’s case) is that there was some evidence of Anthrenus (carpet beetle) but little obvious damage. Overall the condition looks good although we will know more once the lamb is removed from the case.
Based on visual checks, they are recommending that the lamb is removed from the case; the case is cleaned inside and out; tests are done on the lamb’s fleece to work out the extent to which is can safely be cleaned; the ground display on which the lamb is also cleaned and then finally the case repainted.
We’re expecting this to cost between £250 and £375.
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