Collection Management Seminar As part of the Annual NHM Integrated Pest Management Awareness Day:
Tuesday 31st May 2011, 2.30pm-4.00pm Flett Lecture Theatre
by Armando Mendez, IPM Coordinator and Clare Valentine, Head of Collections for Zoology (and IPM Group Rep.), Natural History Museum, London.
Pests are widely recognised as one of the major risks to museum collections, yet many of the chemical methods which have been successfully used in the past to control them are now known to be hazards in their own right and can no longer be used. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) looks instead at the whole organisation of a museum, its staff, geography, building fabric, and how appropriate training and planning can reduce the pest risk. Staff at the NHM have made IPM an integral part of their working lives through our policies and procedures. This seminar will review the latest initiatives the IPM Group has implemented and the plans for our new Quarantine facility which is being built this year will be highlighted.
Colleagues from other institutions welcome. For more information and contact details see http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/seminars-events/index.html
Tea and coffee will be available in the Flett lobby after the talk.