As well as the range of services you would expect from an established and respected specialist violin shop, Hibernian Violins offers the rare and highly specialised services of a professional Conservator. In fact, Padraig O Dubhlaoidh is currently the only fully accredited specialist Conservator of Stringed Instruments & Bows, in the country. His services are in demand by private collectors seeking advice on Preventative Conservation, large museums and National Conservation bodies with historic instrument collections, small museums with perhaps a single instrument, seeking a Condition Report, and individuals with a treasured instrument, having a historic or even an emotional significance, which they wish to preserve.
Caring for such instruments can be a burden, where responsibility is felt towards the instrument, to the person or body with a duty of care, to the public, and to posterity. We can share this responsibility and have the expertise and experience to guide decision making and implement care plans.
You have the reassurance that care is given by a professional Conservator, accredited by the Institute for Conservation, bound by its Code of Ethics and Rules of Practice, and listed on the Conservation Register. (Free to consult. www.conservationregister.com ) Let us be your partner in preserving our instrumental heritage.