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Seminar on pest management

From: Ellen Gullett <egullett>
Date: Friday, March 1, 2002
Conservation Seminar: Pest Management and Prevention in Museums,
Historical Houses and Archives
Indiana Historical Society
May 13 and 14, 2002

The Indiana Historical Society will host a two-day conservation
seminar titled "Pest Management and Prevention in Museums,
Historical Houses, and Archives," on May 13 and 14, 2002 at its
headquarters, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. The
seminar will be presented in cooperation with the Children's Museum
of Indianapolis, The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western
Art, and Insects Limited Inc. of Westfield, Indiana.

Speakers and workshop facilitators will include a variety of
experts: David Pinniger from London, England, who is a pest
management strategy advisor for English Heritage and many of the UK
museums such as the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science
Museum, and author of Pest Management in Museums, Archives and
Historic Houses; Ilionore Kissel, a private consultant/trainer for
archive preservation; Ramona Duncan-Huse, Director of Conservation
at the Indiana Historical Society; Christy O'Grady, Chief
Conservator of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis; and David
Mueller (President), Alain VanRyckeghem (Technical Director) and Pat
Kelley (General Manager) of Insects Limited Inc., will share their
knowledge and experience in pest monitoring and management within
museum and archive environments.

Topics will include an overview of integrated pest management and
IPM in practice using case studies; pest management and prevention
in archives; insect and pest identification ("The Dirty Dozen") and
health hazards associated with them; practical use of pheromones and
fumigants; the use of temperature to eradicate pest infestations;
and a case study in co-operation between museums and pest managers.
Topics will be presented in a lecture and workshop format.

Lectures will be presented each morning and workshop tours of the
Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana Historical Society, and The Children's
Museum will take place each afternoon.  There will also be a "Show
and Tell" of tools, equipment, resources and examples of pests,
traps, monitoring and inspection tools, books, safety equipment, and
methods of prevention and exclusion of pests.

Registration fee for the two-day session is $275 per person when
registering before April 13.  Registration includes lunch for both
days, transportation to The Children's Museum, and an evening
reception. Registration discounts are available for organizations
sending more than one participant. Discounted rates for hotel
accommodations are being arranged.  Early registration is encouraged
as seating is limited.  To register, contact Barbara Bass at Insects
Limited Inc., at (800) 992-1991. For more information visit,
<URL:> or

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has collected, preserved,
interpreted and disseminated Indiana history. The independent,
nonprofit organization also publishes books and periodicals;
sponsors teacher workshops; provides youth, adult and family
programming; and assists local historical groups throughout the
state. One of the oldest historical societies in the United States,
the Indiana Historical Society has over 11,000 members, making it
one of the largest statewide historical societies in the country. In
July 1999, the Society opened its new 165,000-square-foot
headquarters in downtown Indianapolis at 450 W. Ohio St.

Ellen Gullett
Director of Public Relations
Indiana Historical Society

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:60
                  Distributed: Tuesday, March 5, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-15-60-018
Received on Friday, 1 March, 2002

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