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Workshop on pest management for collections

March 09, 2013

Integrated Pest Management for Collections J. W. Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana May 29, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., $139 (for those registered for conference or with additional $100 day-rate for those attending only a workshop on May 29)
 

The IPM Workshop being presented at the upcoming AIC meeting is open to non-meeting attendees. This program is a result of collaboration between the IPM Working Group (which has long-standing ties to SPNHC) and AIC's new Collection Care Network. Please forward to any colleagues that might be interested.

Rachael Perkins Arenstein
A.M. Art Conservation, LLC
Conservation Treatment, Preservation Consulting & Collection Management www.amartconservation.com rachael@amartconservation.com
917-796-1764

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The following workshop might be of interest to those on this list - please feel free to forward as appropriate.

Registration information can be found at www.conservation-us.org/meetings


Integrated Pest Management for Collections J. W. Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana May 29, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., $139 (for those registered for conference or with additional $100 day-rate for those attending only a workshop on May 29)


Organized by AIC's Collections Care Network
Pat Kelley, Vice president, Insects Limited
Emily Kaplan, Conservator, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Rachael Perkins Arenstein, A.M. Art Conservation, LLC

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.

Eric Pourchot, Ph.D.
Institutional Advancement Director
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 320
Washington, DC 20005
202-661-8061 (direct line)
202-452-9545 (main office line)
Fax: 202-452-9328
epourchot@conservation-us.org
www.conservation-us.org