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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Preventive Conservation at English Heritage properties



Thursday 25 July 2013, 14:30-16:00


Flett Lecture Theatre, Natural History Museum, South Kensington



Speaker: Dee Lauder, Collections Pest Control & Maintenance Manager for the Collections Conservation Team, English Heritage.


“Just as one man’s meat is another man’s poison, so one woman’s dream job is another’s nightmare. This is particularly true when that dream job involves setting traps for textile-chomping moths, wood-boring beetles and their larvae, or examining frass (insect droppings) to find out exactly what is gnawing through your beams, curtains and furniture. Yet, this is precisely what Dee Lauder, Collections Care Manager at English Heritage, spends her time doing”.

'Bugs Beware', Heritage Today, the in-house journal of English Heritage, 2005.


Dee is responsible for keeping English Heritage’s properties and their vulnerable collections – including books, textiles, carpets and furniture – pest-free. In this talk Dee will tell us how she and her team strive to achieve that goal.


Who should come?
The seminar is open to all museum professionals. We also welcome colleagues from other institutions who would find the seminar of interest. There is no booking fee and only large parties need to notify the organiser for catering purposes.


Science Group: All senior departmental managers & collection management staff.
Public Engagement Group:  Any staff who work with and use collections or manage staff who work with collections.



Tea and coffee will be available in the lobby area after the talk.


Suggestions for seminar speakers are always most welcome.
Please contact the organiser Clare Valentine.



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