Registration is underway for the one-day workshop on IPM for Collections to be held May  29, 2013 at the American Institute for Conservation Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.  No need to be a conservator – one day registrations are available.  This program is organized by members of the IPM Working Group and AIC’s Collections Care Network

Integrated Pest Management for CollectionsWorkshop lecture
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., $139
Preventing damage from pests is an essential task in the responsible management of all collections. Implementing an appropriate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan is the best way to prevent infestations from taking root and to deal with any problems in a safe and effective manner. Participants will receive a basic introduction to IPM in order to be able to assess appropriate options for their institutions and collections in areas of policy and procedures, preventing infestations, trapping and monitoring, and remedial treatment.

Participants will learn to identify ways in which pests gain access to collections, how a pest monitoring program can be implemented, how to identify some of the most common and harmful museum pests, the pros and cons of a range of remedial treatments, and how to develop IPM policies and procedures for an institution.

Pat Kelley, Vice president, Insects Limited
Emily Kaplan, Conservator, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Rachael Perkins Arenstein, A.M. Art Conservation, LLC

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