Stressed About Pests? Integrated Pest Management for Heritage Preservation Professionals
- Registration Closed
Monday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 5 at 3-5pm Eastern Time
Instructors: Rachael Perkins Arenstein and Patrick Kelley
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) now considered an essential component of a well-rounded preventive care policy to prevent insects and vertebrate pests from causing irreversible damage to cultural heritage collections. This workshop will introduce participants to multiple aspects of sound IPM policy and procedures. After covering ideas for reducing the likelihood of infestation, the focus of the workshop will be on identifying the most damaging museum pests and understanding treatment options for infested items. The workshop is designed for anyone needing an intro to the topic or wanting to refresh basic IPM knowledge. Co-taught by an entymologist/pest management professional and a conservator, this workshop is appropriate for a range of museum, library professionals including conservators, facility staff, collection managers, registrars, librarians and archivists at museums, libraries and archivists.
Rachael Perkins Arenstein
Rachael Perkins Arenstein is a partner in A.M. Art Conservation, LLC a private practice in the New York area with a specialization in preventive care. She has implemented and conducted IPM programs in institutions of various sizes in the U.S. and abroad. She worked on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Move Project and its extensive pest management program from 2001-2004. She is a founding member and current Co-Chair of the Integrated Pest Management Working Group which created and supports the www.museumpests.net website and the PestList listserv. She has held positions at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, NMAI, the Peabody Museum of Art & Archaeology, the American Museum of Natural History amongst others. Her conservation degree is from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London.
Pat Kelley, the President of Insects Limited, has over 30 years of experience in professional pest management. He is a Board-Certified Entomologist with a MS in Entomology from the University of Nebraska. He currently heads the IPM strategies for several large museums and is a consultant to the museum industry on pest management issues performing training and lecturing for museums and historic houses all around the United States and Europe. He is the Chair of the Identification Aids subgroup for the Integrated Pest Management Working Group. and co-author of a chapter on Pheromones in the Mallis Handbook of Pest Control, 10th Ed. Pat has a MS in Entomology from the University of Nebraska and an undergraduate degree in Geology from Purdue University.