JULY 24, 1998

Over a decade ago Dr. Keith Story wrote Approaches to Pest Management in Museums to help conservators and collection managers develop a feasible integrated pest management system for their institution.  Since that time, Dr. Story has acted as the general editor for Mallis's Handbook of Pest Control as well as a contributing editor.  Dr. Story will review the fundamental issues of pest management strategy, focusing particular emphasis on the special conditions and entomological factors associated with pest control in museums and archives.  At the same time, he will review with the participants the changes to the field that have taken place since the initial publication of Approaches to Pest Management in Museums, and suggest trends in pest control that will manifest themselves in museum and library work, and ways for museum staff to adapt to these tremds.

Who Should Attend:  This one day course is designed for conservators and collection managers with some basic concern for pest management in their institution and with the chemicals used in structural pest management.   It may also be helpful to pest control operators and entomologists interested in the pest management of sensitive environments.  Conservations scientists, appraisers, and insurance adjusters may benefit from this course, too.


Course Fee:           $125.00 per person
Enrollment:            50 participants per session
Time:                      Friday, July 24, 1998 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
                               Second session (#C98-18), if subscription indicates: Saturday,  July 25, 1998 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Deadline:                June 1, 1998 or as filled
Location:                Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education, Museum Support Center
For Information:    Mary Ballard 301-238-3700 x145
                                Francine Lewis 301-238-3700 x102
To apply:                 Please fill out course registration form.