What is the Guild of Taxidermists?
The Guild of Taxidermists is the only officially recognised organisation actively working with the legislative authorities to secure the future for legitimate taxidermy in the UK.
Since its formation in 1976 the Guild has raised the profile and standard within UK taxidermy . We are now a respected body, regularly consulted and asked to contribute over a range of issues from legislation to media interest. If you are a practicing taxidermist or collector, whether you are or have been a member you will undoubtedly have benefited from the Guilds activities.
Best in show 2013 annual conference. Hobby by Mike Gadd
What we do
We organise lectures and seminars to pass on advice, demonstrate new techniques and disseminate important information with regard to current and future legislation affecting taxidermy.
Meetings provide the opportunity for members to bring along their own work and enter it for competitions, credit judging or just get the opinion of a professional on a beginner's piece of work.
From time to time, we arrange for expert taxidermists from other countries to talk at our conferences.
Meetings also give a unique opportunity in an informal atmosphere where taxidermists from all over the UK and overseas can get together,form networks, exchange information and gain valuable knowledge and expertise.Usually over a pint or two.
The Guild of Taxidermists is committed to encouraging and maintaining good practice and standards within UK taxidermy.
We produce an annual journal that is full of interesting articles, modern taxidermy techniques and space for advertising by supply companies and members alike.
The Guild of Taxidermists is always willing to answer serious
enquiries and to comment on issues which relate to
Taxidermy in the UK. If you wish to discuss any issues of
taxidermy with the Guild please first check our F.A.Q page before going to the contact us page.