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Rachael Perkins Arenstein is a Principal in A.M. Art Conservation, the e-Editor for the American Institute for Conservation and the Co-Chair of the Integrated Pest Management Working Group.

IPM Working Group Meeting 2017 PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Sponsored by Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
March 15 – 17, 2017

This year’s host institution, Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, is fairly new to the fold of the Integrated Pest Management Working Group (IPM-WG).  We are grateful for their willingness to provide a welcome meeting space. 

As always, the IPM Working Group meetings are designed to help institutions with active IPM programs by bringing individuals together to tackle projects related to particular pest-related challenges.  All information resulting from these collaborations are placed on the MuseumPest.net website for the benefit of the cultural heritage community. 

The program is scheduled for 2.5 days, beginning the afternoon of March 15th, with optional tours held across several locations within Winterthur’s Museum, Galleries, Research Building and Gardens.  Planned tours will highlight Winterthur’s collection of early American Decorative Arts, its naturalistic garden, conservation labs and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC).

The following two days (March 16-17) will return to the traditional IPM-WG schedule focusing on further development of the online content for the MuseumPest.net website.  Short 5-10 minute presentations by participants on IPM-related activities and/or projects at their home institutions are interspersed with the work sessions.  If you would like to present to the group, please indicate your interest when you RSVP for the meeting.

There is no fee for attending the program; however, participants are responsible for their own travel, room and board.  Additionally, participants are expected to take on an assignment that will result in content for the MuseumPests.net website. The two and a half day program is by invitation only as space is limited.

To request a spot please RSVP by e-mailing: thechair@museumpests.net including: “IPM-WG 2017 Meeting” in the subject line. Your request must include:

Name
Address (Company/institution)
Phone #
E-mail
A paragraph with a description of your IPM responsibilities/projects/institutional needs.

RSVP’s will be accepted through March 1st, 2017 or until spots are filled.  Priority will be given to returning participants on a first-come, first-served basis and to new participants who are actively involved in an IPM program in their institution.  

Please note: The IPM-WG meetings do not teach IPM and are only appropriate for individuals working with an active IPM program.  For more information on establishing a program, please consult the general information on MuseumPests.net

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IPM Working Group Meeting 2016 PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

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Sponsored by the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
March 16 – 18, 2016

The Integrated Pest Management Working Group (IPMWG) is grateful to long-time supporter Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History for hosting the 2016 meeting. These proceedings will build on the success of 2014’s Williamsburg conference MuseumPests 2014: Integrated Pest Management for museums, libraries, archives and historic sites and the expanded working group program hosted by the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Conservation Institute in Suitland, MD in 2015.

As always, the IPM Working Group meetings are designed to help institutions with active IPM programs by bringing individuals together to tackle projects related to particular pest related challenges.  All information resulting from these collaborations are placed on the museumpests.net website for the benefit of the cultural heritage community.  The IPMWG meetings do not teach IPM and are not appropriate for individuals not working with an active IPM program.  For more information on establishing a program please consult the museumpests.net website.

The 2.5-day program for 2016 will begin in the afternoon of Wednesday, March 16 with a series of optional tours and talks held at Yale University’s West Campus facility.  Tours will highlight collections in the Peabody Museum and Yale Art Gallery as well as the new Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, including their research, conservation, and digitization labs. A presentation by staff of the European company Thermo Lignum is also planned.

The subsequent two days (March 17-18) will return to the traditional IPMWG schedule focusing on further development of the online content for the museumpests.net website.  Short 5-10 minute presentations by participants on IPM related at their home institution are interspersed with the work sessions.  If you would like to present to the group please indicate your interest when you RSVP for the meeting.

There is no fee for attending the program but participants are responsible for their own travel, room and board.  Additionally participants are expected to take on an assignment that will result in content for the MuseumPests.net website.  The two and one-half day program is by invitation only as space is limited.  To request a spot please RSVP by emailing thechair@museumpests.net, and please include IPM-WG 2016 meeting in the subject line. Your request must include name, address (company/institution), phone # & email address.  RSVP’s will be accepted through March 1.  Priority will be given to returning participants on a first come, first serve basis and to new participants who are actively involved in an IPM program in their institution.

Confirmation of a spot for the meeting will be made via email and participants will receive a welcome packet via email with additional information on schedules, accommodations and other relevant information.

 

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