Targeting Pests in the Modern Museum Environment

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.

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