Fabian Neisskenwirth

Taxidermy Scientific taxidermist

To the team
Naturhistorisches Museum Bern, Fabian Neisskenwirth sortiert Nassammlung
Fabian Neisskenwirth NMBE/Schäublin

My work focuses on the restoration of a hundred-year-old collection of fishes from Swiss lakes. At the moment, I search for up to date methods of closure that would allow a better preservation of the objects and the liquids of conservation. At the same time, I work on scientific preparations of small vertebrates.




  • Preparation of skeletons
  • Scientific preparation of skins
  • Wet preparation
  • Restoration


  • Construction of dioramas
  • Care of objects
  • Since 2017: scientific taxidermist at the NMBE
  • 2013 to 2016: education as a technical assistant to preparation, subject biology at the Walter-Gropius-Berufskolleg in Bochum
  • 2008 to 2012: studies of plastic arts with focus on sculpture at the Finis Terrae University in Santiago de Chile

We offer in regular intervals quality apprenticeship training positions in the domain of natural sciences preparation, subject to the regulations of the professional association (as of 18 years).

I offer on demand and as far as possible apprenticeship training positions (for persons in an officially recognised apprenticeship as scientific taxidermist) in the domains of wet preparation, construction of dioramas and scientific preparation.

Informations about the apprenticeship of scientific preparator in Switzerland: VNPS/Ausbildung

  • Verband Deutscher Präparatoren (VDP)
  • Verband Naturwissenschaftliche Präparation Schweiz (VNPS)
  • The Society For The Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)