AIM Workshop: What’s Eating Your Collection?
An Introduction to Integrated Pest Management (IPM 1)
Moths munching your textiles? Beetles in your carpets? Learn how to spot the pests in your collections at this new workshop for AIM members. Funded by The Pilgrim Trust, this free workshop for AIM members will take place in Bodmin, Cornwall on 6 May 2016 at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum.
Staff, Trustees and volunteers from AIM member organisations can attend the workshop for free and it is suitable for anyone who has responsibility for collections that wants to ensure that they are not being damaged by insects.
This workshop aims to provide an introduction to insect pests in museums including recognising damage and monitoring. You will discover:
*Why are insects in museums and which ones are problems?
*What does insect damage look like?
*How can we find out if insects are present and where they are located?
*Where in buildings might problems occur?
Participants will also learn how to monitor appropriately and how to assess a building for possible risk areas. At the end of the course the participants will be able to implement an IPM programme in their museum.
Run by Jane Thompson – Webb, the Conservation Team Leader at Birmingham Museums Trust, this fun and hands on workshop starts at 10.30am and runs until 4.30pm with lunch and refreshments included.
“Excellent in content and presentation. Answered all of my questions and was a very practical session. It was also very entertaining!” Course delegate.
Book your free places by downloading the booking form: STR Booking Form CORNWALL
Interested in other AIM collections care workshops? Please see all upcoming events and venues here: AIM Collections Care Workshops 2016
AIM also runs grants schemes to help fund conservation projects. The next deadline is 31 March and information can be found here: AIM Conservation Grants