Outline of the Day
The aim of this skills sharing day is to introduce participants to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and to demonstrate how all staff play a role in protecting the Museum’s collections from pest damage.
The skills sharing day is for people working or volunteering within the museum and heritage sector who need to develop a knowledge and understanding of what an IPM monitoring programme involves, how pest risks can be identified and how to confidently identify the key pests that threaten a Museum’s collections.
The British Museum’s National Partnerships skills sharing activity is grant funded to allow us to offer free training for museum staff for non-commercial use. These sessions are available only to those working in a paid or volunteer role in museums, galleries and heritage organisations with collections. We regret that students, independent consultants and conservation studios are not eligible to apply for this training. Those working or volunteering at the British Museum are also not eligible to apply.
When booking your place, please provide the address of where you work or volunteer in the ‘Work’ field. These courses are proving extremely popular. We ask that a maximum of two places per organisation are booked onto a skills sharing session, and encourage you to share your learning with colleagues in your workplace so that we can all achieve the maximum impact from these sessions.
Programme of events:
09.30 - Arrive at the British Museum
09.45 - Collection from the Info Desk in the Great Court
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and Introductions
10:10 – 13:00 Classroom session
How to identify pest risks
IPM Monitoring programs
How to prevent pests
How to deal with pests
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (not provided)
14:00 – 16:00 Practical session
How to identify pests
16:00 - Finish
By the end of the day participants will:
What is involved in establishing and operating an IPM monitoring programme.
How pest activity can be inhibited by effective design and procedures.
What treatment options are available.
What the keys pests are and how to identify them.
There are a number of travel bursaries available for each skills sharing session. Bursaries are subject to availability and must be requested as soon as possible but no later than 2 weeks before the date of the session. If you wish to apply please email UKPartnerships@britishmuseum.org
This skills sharing session is part of the British Museum’s National Partnerships skills sharing activity, and has been made possible through the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.