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Introduction to integrated pest management

Learn how to identify and monitor pests and best practice methods for preventing infestation in your museum collection.

Event information

Date: 19th February, 2025

Time: 9:30am – 1pm

Organiser: National Museums Scotland

Venue: National Museums Scotland Collections Centre, 242 West Granton Road, Granton Edinburgh EH5 1JA

Cost: Free

What is Integrated Pest Management?

Good pest management is a vital part of caring for and managing museum collections. Pests include insects, rodents, birds or other animals that can cause damage to objects in collections. To minimise this risk, heritage organisations adopt the principles of Integrated Pest Management.

What will the training cover?

In this training you will learn:

  • How to identify pests
  • Best practice methods for monitoring pests
  • Strategies for preventing infestation
  • Treatments for dealing with infestations.

The training will provide practical advice, real case studies and information on other resources and networks. There will also be time to meet peers from other museums and share learning.

Who is the training for?

This training is for people who:

  • Work or volunteer for an organisation that holds a public collection in Scotland and
  • Need to develop their knowledge and skills to help protect their organisation’s collections from pests.

What else do I need to know?

Our training events are usually very popular. We would love to support everyone, but due to space and resource we have limited places. Please therefore note that:

  • Registering for a spot lets us know that you would like to attend; it does not automatically guarantee you a place.
  • If we’re oversubscribed, we’ll use the information provided in the order forms to prioritise people who can immediately apply the training to benefit their organisation’s collection.
  • We will contact you at least four weeks before the training to let you know if your place is confirmed.
  • We usually ask that only one person from your organisation attend.

The training is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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