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I have several full life wax figures and the fingers on the

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I have several full life wax figures and the fingers on the hands have broken. How do I repair them?
You are correct to look for help in this repair. Are you in the states or another country? I can direct you to a conservator directory that will give you some contacts in your region. Dori
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I am in Sturgis, SD, USA

I am actually looking for a way to do it myself as they are not great quality, just for amusement.

That is ok. I am suggesting that you talk to a sculptor/conservator for good measure as a 20 year veteran of the museum world, I know well that no work should be touched (if you want the stability and integrity of a piece to remain) unless one has talked to a conservator whose profession is not only restoration but integral stability of a work of art or object. Here are some in your region. I encourage you to call or write them for general guidance.

 

Jensen, Mayda

Jensen Conservation Services, Inc
13515 C Street
Omaha, NE 68144

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[email protected]

http://www.jensenconservation.com/

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    Customer: replied 6 years ago.
    thank You

    opps you took my answer while I was editing and adding to it. The system made a mistake. Here is your full answer. Thank you for the accept.

     

    That is ok. I am suggesting that you talk to a sculptor/conservator for good measure as a 20 year veteran of the museum world, I know well that no work should be touched (if you want the stability and integrity of a piece to remain) unless one has talked to a conservator whose profession is not only restoration but integral stability of a work of art or object. Here are some in your region. I encourage you to call or write them for general guidance.

     

    Jensen, Mayda and Robert

    Jensen Conservation Services, Inc
    13515 C Street
    Omaha, NE 68144

    402 691-0100

    [email protected]

    http://www.jensenconservation.com/

    Long, Deborah

    Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
    1326 South 32nd Street
    Omaha, NE 68105

    402 595-1141

    [email protected]

     

    Reilly, Julie

    Preservation and Conservation Consulting
    1114 South 33rd Street
    Omaha, NE 68105

    402.344.3641

    [email protected]

     

    Best wishes, Dori

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