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MuseumPests First Ever Public Presentation Session!

March 11, 2021, 12:00 – 4:30 (GMT -5:00)

Join us for MuseumPests First Public Presentation Session.  For those who haven’t already RSVP’d to receive a direct Zoom link, you can access the program via Facebook Live on the MuseumPests page.  The session will be recorded and archived along with the presentations here on MuseumPests.net. Brief abstracts are posted on our Conferences page

SESSION 1 12:00 – 2:00 USA Eastern Time (GMT -5:00)
START TIME
(GMT -5:00)
Title and Authors
12:00 Welcome and MuseumPests introduction
Matthew Mickletz, MP-WG Co-Chair
Block 1 IPM IN PRACTICE
12:15 IPM at The Met During the Covid Lockdown
Michael Millican, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
12:25 The Impact of COVID-19 on the Integrated Pest Management Program at the Worcester Art Museum
Hae Min Park, Worcester Art Museum
12:35 The Mysterious Case of the Blue Feather: Keeping an Eye on Materials Approved for Museum Events
Julie McInnis, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
12:45 An Efficient and Pest Resistant Storage System For Adult Odonata Specimens, With Application For Other Museum Collections
Claudia Copley, David C. A. Blades and Kasey Lee, Royal BC Museum
12:55 The Sports Collection of Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Ana Nascimento, Sport Lisboa e Benfica Cultural Heritage
1:05 Potential Applications of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in Museum IPM
Elizabeth Salmon, UCLA
Block 2 RESOURCES
1:15 IPM, Protecting Our Cultural Heritage: A Survey of Collections Care Trends
Eric Breitung, Lisa Goldberg, Zoe Hughs, Suzanne Ryder, Julie Unruh, Joel Voron
1:25 The Latin Bug: Launching MuseumPests.net en Español
Jessica Lewinsky, Fabiana Portoni, Silvia Manrique, Beatriz Haspo, Laura Garcia-Vedrenne, María Castañeda, Christian Untoiglich, Amparo Rueda, Sandra Joyce Ramirez, Armando Mendez
1:35 FUNdamentals of Museum IPM Now Available
Christa Deacy-Quinn, Spurlock Museum
1:40 Fur, Four Legs and a Tail: Update from the MuseumPests Rodent group
Museum Pests Rodent Group
1:50 The Risk of Pests in Monasteries
Ann Shaftel
2:00 Pest Odyssey2021 – The Next Generation
Suzanne Ryder, The Natural History Museum London
SESSION 2 2:30 – 4:30 USA Eastern Time (GMT -5:00)
2:30 Welcome and MuseumPests introduction
Matt Mickletz, MP-WG Co-Chair
Block 3 DATA MANAGEMENT & REPORTING
2:40 Evaluation of publicly available data for GIS assay of cultural pest hazards in Canada 
Tom Strang and Kaoru Yui, Canadian Conservation Institute
2:50 Communicating conservation data. Example: IPM data
Jane Henderson, Cardiff University and Christian Baars, National Museums Liverpool
3:00 Analysing and presenting pest occurrence data
Christian Baars, National Museums Liverpool and Jane Henderson, Cardiff University
3:10 Development of the Collection Pest Database and Pest Occurrence Database
Melissa King, Austin Senseman and Nathan McMinn, Conserv
3:20 At-A-Glance Reports for IPM Data
Morgan Nau, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Block 4 INSECT BEHAVIOR
3:30 Genetic variability of Gray Silverfish Ctenolepisma longicaudata and Ghost Silverfish C. calva in infested collections worldwide
Bill Landsberger, Rathgen Research Laboratory
3:40 Native woods and their resistance to pest attack in heritage buildings
Yerko Quitral, Museum of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Chile
Block 5 TREATMENT
3:50 Implementation of New Nitrogen-Based Anoxic Systems at Historic New England
Adam Osgood, Historic New England, Patrick Kelley, Insects Limited and Bill Smith Heritage Packaging
4:00 On-boarding an IPM freezer – a brief update
Eric Breitung and Michael Millican, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
4:10 Freezing of a mammal collection to mitigate persistent drugstore beetles
Shannen Robson, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
4:20 Concluding Remarks
Rachael Arenstein, MP-WG Co-Chair

 

Pest Odyssey 2021 Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts: Pest Odyssey 2021 – the Next Generation

Detect, Respond, Recover – best practice IPM in 2021

20th – 22nd September 2021

This will be a fully virtual conference and will enable participants to focus on changes and new developments in IPM over the last ten years.

Submissions are invited for the third Pest Odyssey Conference.

We invite contributions looking at science, sustainability and climate change in relation to IPM. Additionally, papers examining how to carry out IPM well and what a successful IPM programme looks like over 10+ years. Methods of advocacy and successful ways to share the IPM message both in your organisation and the wider world will be welcomed.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words and should be submitted to pestodyssey@gmail.com by 12 a.m. (midnight) GMT on January 8th 2021.

Successful authors will be notified by 8th March 2021. Completed papers will be required by 30th June 2021 for peer review for inclusion in the conference publication.

Poster abstracts will be invited, but the call for these will follow later.