This free training session will look at the problem of pests in the museum. Types of pests and the damage they cause will be illustrated. The importance of monitoring and identifying pests will be discussed, as well as ways to plan to protect the collection.
Who should attend?
This session is suitable for volunteers and staff working with a museum collection in Cornwall who want to know what pests can cause damage in the museum and how to protect their collections. No previous knowledge or experience of pest management is needed.
Attendees will learn:
Helena Jaeschke is an accredited conservator with a degree in archaeological conservation and more than 40 years’ experience working with museums and collections in the UK and overseas. She is the Conservation Development Officer for South West Museum Development, supporting museums across the region in all aspects of collection care and conservation.
|2:00 pm||Welcome and expectations for the session|
|2:05||What kind of pests are a problem in museums? What do they do?|
|2:25||Practical on identifying pests|
|2:35||How can we monitor for pests?|
|2:45||Dealing with infested objects|
|3:00||Comfort Break – 10 minutes|
|3:10||What do we do if we find pests?|
|3:25||Integrated Pest Management|
|3:50||Questions and Discussion|
|Powerpoint handout and information will be sent out after the session|
Zoom joining instructions will be sent out the week before the session.
Places are limited to 2 attendees per organisation. Please email email@example.com to join the waitlist if the session is fully booked.