International Academic Projects: Identification of Insect Pests in Collections – a two session virtual course

Identification of Insect Pests in Collections – a two session virtual course

Date/Time: 30 April - 1 May 2024, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tutors: David Pinniger and Jane Thompson Webb
Price: £125.00
Places available: 25
Registration: Please register on Eventbrite. For payment by bank transfer please contact IAP by email.

This two-session virtual course (spread over 2 days) focusses on identifying the insect pests that may be found in collections of objects in museums and galleries, historic houses etc. Such insects may well have been observed and recorded on insect pest traps in the context of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme.

In addition to discussions on identifying common insect pests, participants will learn of new pests and possible future problems. There will be ample opportunity to discuss particular issues or problems experienced by participants. The focus will be an European pests but there will also be mention of USA species and termites.

Participants who have experience of IPM will benefit most from this course and everyone will be encouraged to send in images of insects which they wish to identify/confirm either before the course or before the second day of the course.

All participants should have a copy of David Pinniger’s book Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage in their possession during the virtual seminar (you can register to receive a copy of the book if you do not already have one).

David Pinniger is an entomologist and international pest management consultant. He has worked with IAP in offering short courses on IPM and Insect Identification since 1984.

Jane Thompson Webb is the Conservation Team Leader at Birmingham Museums Trust and chairs the Icon Care of Collections Group

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