Dying to Know - Wet Preservation | WeTeachMe On-Demand

Dying to Know - Wet Preservation

Wet Preservation - A Basic Guide

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2 hours
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The Rest in Pieces Team invites you to watch a Dying to Know - filmed demonstration of wet preservation. 

Wet preservation has been around since the 1600s. The technique involves preserving biological samples in a liquid fixative before storing those fixed samples in a permanent solution for future reference. 

Its discovery and development have been critical in the scientific world for data collection. Today - some 400 years later - wet preservation is experiencing a surge in popularity thanks to the recent rise of Vulture Culture. It is not uncommon to find wet specimens sitting upon the shelves of curiosity stores or in the homes of collectors.

Gavin Burland and Natalie Delaney-John will take you through the process of multi point injection, preservation, mounting and display of a piglet. 

You will learn the techniques on how to complete this fascinating process at home, and will have the option to purchase the e-book or the book. 

Once the session is complete you will be invited to join the Dying to know exclusive facebook page where you can add pictures of your creations and continue to pick our brains. 

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What you will learn

  • The techniques to complete wet preservation at home

What you will get

  • Clear and easy to follow information

What to bring

  • Feel free to write any notes

Appropriate for

Anyone with a curious mind

Rest in Pieces

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Taxidermy - Taxis 'arrangement' + Derma 'skin'

Natalie Delaney-John has travelled far and wide to learn the art of taxidermy and has been mentored by some of the world's best and most awarded taxidermists. She is the proud founder of Rest in Pieces, which launched Australia's first taxidermy workshops, conducts talks, demonstrations and now sells DIY kits so that you can learn this beautiful art in the comfort of your own home.

Since 2016, the Rest in Pieces team has expanded further into the 'dying arts', offering new classes and workshops aimed at preserving and presenting natural specimens. 

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5.0 (7 reviews)
Evelynrated it
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Lilleerated it
26 May 2022
Nat and Gavin are such amazing creators and teachers. To be able to gain a better understanding and an in-depth look into wet specimen preservation is priceless. I’m looking forward to future things to come out of the R.I.P we teach me team. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to explore wet specimen preservation or anyone who is interested in seeing what it takes to preserve something.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a credit note.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$50.00 applies.
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  • A credit note can be requested 14 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

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I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Rest in Pieces.


I agree to give Rest in Pieces unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Rest in Pieces classes and events or on Rest in Pieces' premises. (For use of Rest in Pieces marketing materials).


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In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit. Class cancellations may occur where necessary, for example where class bookings do not meet minimum numbers.

5.) COVID-19

Students agree not to attend classes if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 and/or if they have been advised to self-isolate in line with government restrictions. 

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