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Our Conservation and Engagement Officer, Stathis Tsolis has recently conserved a Walrus Tusk.

An old plaster filling was carefully removed, and a lightweight reversible repair was made with Japanese tissue paper and a filler made of tiny glass bubbles and B-72 fixative.

The restored area was smoothened with fine grade emery paper. The filled in areas was colour-matched with acrylic colours.

A final glaze concluded the treatment. This is a reversible repair, and the filling can be easily removed without damaging the original tusk.

It is also easily distinguishable from the original material.