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Subject: Online course on pest management

Online course on pest management

From: Helen Alten <helen>
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Northern States Conservation Center is pleased to announce the
return of its top-rated course on pest management this June.  Also,
starting in June, Northern States Conservation Center is offering a
10% discount to any person or institution paying for more than one
2007 class.

MS210: Integrated Pest Management for Museums, Libraries and
Instructor: Gretchen Anderson with support from BIRC

June 11 through July 16, 2007
Price: $475
Location:  <URL:>

Description: Participants in Integrated Pest Management for Museums,
Libraries and Archives learn low-toxicity methods of controlling
infestations. IPM is the standard method for treating incoming items
and monitoring holdings. Integrated Pest Management for Museums,
Libraries and Archives discusses how infestations occur, helps
identify risks, provides feasible mitigation strategies, discusses
the different techniques of treating infested materials, and helps
you complete an IPM plan and monitoring schedule for your
institution. The course covers pest identification, insects, rodent,
birds, bats, other mammals and mold infestations, as well as other
problems raised by participants.

Logistics: Participants in Integrated Pest Management for Museums,
Libraries and Archives work through eight sections at their own
pace. Instructor Gretchen Anderson is available for scheduled email
support. Materials and resources include online literature, slide
lectures and dialog between students and online chats led by the
instructor. The course is limited to 20 participants.

Integrated Pest Management for Museums, Libraries and Archives runs
six weeks. Please enroll at <URL:> and
pay for the course at
<URL:>. If you have
trouble completing an on-line order, please contact Helen Alten at
helen [at] collectioncare__org.

Text Book: Pinniger, David.  Pest Management in Museums, Archives
and Historic Houses. Archetype Publications, 2004.  Available for
purchase from Northern States Conservation Center at


Course Outline

    IPM Introduction:
    Pest Risks / Environmental Causes
    Mitigation Strategies
    Treatment Strategies
    Regular review
    Staff Support

The Instructor: Objects conservator Gretchen Anderson learned her
craft at the American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian's
Conservation Analytical Lab, the Canadian Conservation Institute,
Getty Conservation Lab, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and
the Minnesota Historical Society. She established the conservation
department at the Science Museum of Minnesota in 1989. She is the
co-author of A Holistic Approach to Museum Pest Management, a
technical leaflet for the American Association for State and Local
History and established a rigorous IPM program for the Science
Museum. Ms. Anderson is a member of the American Institute for
Conservation and the Society for the Preservation of Natural History
Collections. She lectures and presents workshops on preventive
conservation, IPM, and practical methods and materials for storage
of collections.

Support for the course is provided by Bio-Integral Resource Center
(BIRC) in Berkeley, California. BIRC is a nonprofit organization
offering over 25 years of insight, experience and leadership in the
development and communication of least-toxic, sustainable and
environmentally sound Integrated Pest Management  methods.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:4
                   Distributed: Friday, May 11, 2007
                        Message Id: cdl-21-4-016
Received on Wednesday, 9 May, 2007

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