Targeting Pests in the Modern Museum Environment

  • Friday, September 22
  • 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
  • McDougall

Presenter(s): 

Katie Fisher, Pest Control and Collections Technician, Glenbow Museum
Dr. Tom Strang, Senior Conservation Scientist, Preservation Services Division, Canadian Conservation Institute

Moderator: 

Jennifer Bowser, Collections Management Advisor, University of Alberta Museums

Track: 

  • Collections
Museums are always changing and bringing new concepts, programs, partners, and artifacts into their spaces. With these come new challenges from an old enemy pests. This session will examine recent endeavours to utilize an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program within a Collections Management database, investigate ways of minimizing risks in ethnographic collections while emphasizing access to Indigenous communities, and explore current and future IPM research, #nutsandbolts