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Registration now open for MuseumPests2014 conference at Colonial Williamsburg

MuseumPests.net goes live at Colonial Williamsburg!  After 10 years of creating online IPM resources for the museum, library/archive and historic site community we are partnering with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to hold MuseumPests 2014: Integrated Pest Management for museums, libraries, archives and historic sites a two-day conference and workshop program.  Visit the conference website for full information on the program and registration.

Over the past decade cultural institutions have made great strides in implementing policies and procedures that protect our collections, our staff, and our environment by focusing on preventive methods and non-toxic remediation. There is still much to learn and this conference presents the opportunity to learn from and with colleagues from across the United States and around the world, including many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field. The resources presented at the conference will be shared on the www.museumpests.net website.

In the morning sessions, keynote talks by David Pinniger and Tom Strang will be followed by papers and panel presentations centered around four themes relevant to the implementation of IPM in cultural heritage institutions of all types including:

1. Institutional Implementation of IPM
2. Monitoring & Control
3. Treatment & Remediation
4. IPM Policy, Health, & Safety

A poster session will highlight additional institutional programs with a focus on international implementation of IPM in developing countries. The afternoon sessions will allow participants to choose hands-on workshops and on-site tours for IPM practitioners of all levels of expertise.

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Come meet and connect faces to the colleagues whose digital signatures you’ve seen on the PestList.  REGISTER NOW to have your first choice of workshops.

2012 IPM Working Group Meeting Announcement

We are currently accepting requests for a spot at our next meeting, which will be held March 1-2, 2012 and hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, New York City.

As in previous years, we plan to use the time during the two days to work together to complete resources that have been in process or requested by constituents in the areas of Pest ID aids, treatment resources, best practices for prevention  and data collection/visualization. Building on last year’s meeting we will also focus on strategic planning for our group as well as our relationships with overseas colleagues.  We will have reports on papers presented at the 2011 Pest Odyssey meeting in London, new apps for IPM and more.

We want to stress that the purpose of the group is not to teach or review IPM, but to solve individual institutional challenges while developing resources for the museum community. You should expect to take an active role in generating resources and to leave with an assignment.  For more information on the working group please see the About Us page on www.museumpests.net.

We are offering past participants first priority at attending before putting out a wider call on the PestList and other listservs.  If you would like to attend, please contact IPM-WG  Chair Rachael Perkins Arenstein at rachael at amartconservation dot com.  Please put “IPM Working Group RSVP” in the subject line of the email as messages without this subject line will not be opened.