Most studios are only too happy to help. Studio engineers are really just a another sort of nerd, and curiosity drives them too.
But please bear in mind that while a 2" 24 track can be picked up for about US$4000-7000 now, these were $100,000+ machines new. Servicing
one is still a specialist job and still costs plenty, so if you expect someone to put that tape on their machine, you'll need to treat the tape with care, unless you want a big bill.
To put it in perspective, when a floppy drive has had head alignment problems or a head replacement, it requires specialised calibration media and knowledge to properly return that drive to service... Now take that single two millimeter head and multiply the problem by a very expensive
vertically oriented 24 head array two inches wide that has all the major axes of adjustment, plus adjustments for the tape feed mechanism that are very similar to adjusting the autoloader for a VCR - with similar tape mangling consequences. Except, with bad luck, it can be the original 30 year old multitrack-tape for a classic album that gets mangled because the machine was out of alignment, which is why these machines are serviced meticulously.
"dsakey" on trademe. Apple II's are my thing.