Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation - Stressed About Pests? Integrated Pest Management Training for Heritage Preservation Professionals


Monday, March 13, 2017–Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735
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Insects and vertebrate pests can do irreversible damage to objects of historic and artistic value. Preventing such damage is an essential element of best practice in collection care and requires the design and implementation of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy and plan. This workshop will introduce participants to multiple aspects of IPM:  policy and procedure; preventing infestation; trapping and monitoring; remedial treatment; basic pest identification. It is designed for small to mid-sized institutions needing to establish or improve an IPM program but would be useful for anyone needing to develop or refresh basic IPM knowledge. Rachael Perkins Arenstein, a conservator specializing in preventive care, Pat Kelley, an entomologist with extensive knowledge of museum collection care practices, and Matt Mickletz, the person responsible for the daily implementation of Winterthur's IPM program, will work together to teach the theory and practice of IPM. Familiarity with concepts will be developed through a combination of lectures, discussions and hands-on exercises.

For more information: Stressed About Prests.pdf


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