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Subject: Conference on pest control

Conference on pest control

From: Dominique Rogers <do>
Date: Friday, September 13, 1996
UKIC Furniture Section Conference
Pest Attack and Pest Control in Organic Materials
Museum of London, 18 November 1996

The conference will explore the sources, control and eradication of
pest attack in organic materials pertaining to furniture.  It will
address the application of control and eradication techniques
available to the conservation profession. Toxic eradication methods
will be covered briefly, but emphasis will be given to non-toxic
methods that include the use of high and low temperatures and
reduced oxygen environments.

    9.00 - 9.30     Registration and Coffee

    9.30 - 9.45     Introduction

    9.45 -  10.15   David Pinniger (Consultant Entomologist)
                    Identification of insect pests and damage

    10.15 - 10.45   David Horden (Private Restorer)
                    The particular problems encountered in furniture
                    and architectural woodwork

    10.45 - 11.15   Roy Thomson (The Leather Conservation Centre)
                    The effects of pest attack on leather

    11.15 - 11.45   Valerie Blyth (Senior Textile Conservator,
                    Victoria and Albert Museum)
                    Textile pest management at the V&A

    11.45 - 12.15   Questions.

    12.30 - 2.00    Lunch.

    2.00 - 2.30     Robert Child  (Head of Conservation, National
                    Museums and Galleries of Wales)
                    Detection, monitoring and control

    2.30 - 3.15     Mark Nicholson  (Thermo Lignum)
                    Anoxic atmospheres in conjunction with
                    heat/humidity

                    Dr Werner Rotberg  (Thermo Lignum)
                    The Thermo Lignum controlled heating/constant
                    humidity method

    3.15 - 3.45     Tea

    3.45 - 4.15     Nick Umney (Assistant Head of Furniture
                    Conservation, Victoria and Albert Museum)
                    An investigation into the use of  low oxygen
                    atmosphere for insect pest control

    4.15 - 4.45     Helen Lloyd (The Housekeeper, The National
                    Trust)

    5.00 - 5.30     Forum.

There will also be a poster session and "trade fair".

Cost: 35.00   (Student Rate 25.00) Includes lectures, postprints,
"trade fair" and refreshments (morning coffee, buffet lunch and
afternoon tea) To book please send cheques made payable to 'Pest
Conference' plus 2 SAE's to:

    Lyndsay Piper, Colin Piper,
    Highfield House, The Greens, Leafield, Witney, OX8 5NP
    +44 1993 878593

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