Targeting Pests in the Modern Museum Environment


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


Jennifer Bowser, Collections Management Advisor, University of Alberta Museums


  • 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.