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We are happy to present to you the programme for the conference IPM 2019. (updated 14 May 2019)

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Tuesday, 21 May

1st day’s theme: Communicating IPM
Raising awareness of IPM is perhaps the most important single factor for reducing pest problems. The session explores innovative and creative ways of teaching, training, explaining and implementing IPM in museum, libraries, archives and historic houses.

08:30–10:00 | Registration and coffee

10:00–10:15 | Conference opening

Chaired by Lisa Nilsen

Welcoming address
Britt-Inger Andersson, R&D strategist, Swedish National Heritage Board

10:15–10:45 | Introduction

Introduction: IPM – International Pest Management?
David Pinniger

10:50–12:10 | Session 1

Chaired by Jane Thompson-Webb

Are we really integrating pest management: Reducing pest risk at a large national museum
Fabiana Portoni, Adrian Doyle & Julianne Phippard

Train the trainer: Newhailes, a moth case history
Mel Houston

Building a team: Establishing and leveraging a preservation liaison system at Princeton University Library
Brenna Campbell

Social butterflies: Social media as a tool for promoting IPM education
Matthew A Mickletz & Rachael Perkins Arenstein

12:10–13:30 | Lunch

Will be served in the Banquet Hall at the conference venue.

13:30–14:50 | Session 2

Chaired by Thea Winther

Standardizing and communicating IPM data
Jane Henderson, Christian Baars & Sally Hopkins

Novel ways of communicating museum pest monitoring data: practical implementation
Christian Baars & Jane Henderson

An Elephant walks into a Room – Population models to teach IPM
Tom Strang

We have an IPM standard – now what?
Lisa Nilsen

14:50–15:30 | Coffee break and poster session

15:30–17:00 | Session 3

Chaired by Armando Mendez

Webbing clothes moth Tineola bisselliella and the risk to historic collections in England
Amber Xavier-Rowe, Paul Lankester, Dave Pinniger & Dee Lauder

Bringing IPM to historic ships in the UK
Diana Davis

Pesticides and their heritage
Robert Child

Socializing Integrated Pest Management
Georgia Miller

19:00–21:00 | Reception at the Stockholm City Hall

Hosted by the City of Stockholm.

Wednesday, 22 May

2nd day’s theme: IPM in the era of globalisation
How can we deal with the pest problem as the world becomes smaller? This session highlights how the cultural heritage community is responding: researching treatment methods, finding innovative solutions to detect, identify and treat species formerly unknown, prioritising risk assessments and organising IPM in their institutions.

09:00–10:20 | Session 4

Chaired by Niklas Apelqvist

Handling the increasing problem with grey silverfish (Ctenolepisma longicaudata) in archives
Johan Mattsson & Kolbjørn Mohn Jenssen

Ctenolepisma longicaudata (grey silverfish): occurrence and behavior in UK heritage organisations
Abby Moore, Rachel Chapman, Kate Perks, Frances Cooper & Letitia Steer

Remote sensor technology for rodent surveillance in museums: Trial program at the American Museum of Natural History
Julia Sybalsky, Robert Corrigan, Robert Hanson, Lisa Elkin & Michael Freshour

Long lasting insecticidal netting as a potential form of museum pest control: Effectiveness and safety of alphacypermethrin impregnated polyethylene mosquito netting for pest management of clothes moths (Tineidae) and carpet beetles (Dermestidae)
Adam Osgood, Patrick Kelley, Eric Breitung & Megan Creamer

10:20–11:00 | Coffee break

11:00–12:00 | Session 5

Chaired by Amber Xavier-Rowe

Management of an infestation at the National Library of France: the role of the IPM team
Caroline Laffont & Simona Drago

Practical emergency plans in the case of pest infestations in museums
Stephan Biebl

Neuronic™ system – a professional tool to recognize and classify insect species
Bartłomiej Pankowski, Jarosław Pawlowicz & Maria Dutkowska

12:00–13:20 | Lunch

Will be served in the Banquet Hall at the conference venue.

13:20–14:40 | Session 6

Chaired by Jaap van der Burg

Sniffing dogs in the detection of biscuit beetle (Stegobium paniceum) infestations in historic libraries
Gabriele Sauseng & Pascal Querner

Anoxic treatment or freezing? Consider your options
Kilian Anheuser

Killing me softly… – Adaptive freezing as object-friendly and efficient pest control method
Maruchi Yoshida

The challenge of combining contemporary art and IPM at Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Katarina Havermark

14:40–15:20 | Coffee and poster session

15:20–16:30 | Session 7

Chaired by Christian Baars, Pascal Querner & Charlotta Bylund Melin

Capability and limitations of anoxic treatments for protecting museum collections
Bill Landsberger, Harro Frauendorf, Cornel Adler & Rudy Plarre

European restriction of using nitrogen in anoxic pest treatments – open discussion
with an introduction by Christian Baars & Pascal Querner

Information about the Nationalmuseum and the Conference reception
Charlotta Bylund Melin & Anne-Grete Slettemoen

16:30–19:00 | Intermission

Rest at your hotel and/or visit the exhibitions at Nationalmuseum. The museum is open until 19.00.

19:00–21:00 | Conference reception at the Nationalmuseum

Thursday, 23 May

3rd day’s theme: IPM in a changing climate
Mean temperatures are rising. How can the cultural heritage community meet the challenges posed by elevated temperatures, fluctuating humidity and other changing environmental factors? How do we deal with insect pests and mould growth that are adapting fast to a changing climate? This session demonstrates some approaches such as increased monitoring and management.

09:00–10:20 | Session 8

Chaired by Ann Hallström

A call for systematic monitoring: exploring the link between monitoring and management of cultural heritage in times of climate change
Gustaf Leijonhufvud & Tor Broström

Better safe than sorry? – Climate control for mould prevention
Tor Broström, Magnus Wessberg & Gustaf Leijonhufvud

Ecclesiastical textiles and mold – strategies for prevention
Rebecka Karlsdotter

Application of humidified warm-air treatment to entire historic wooden buildings at Nikko World Heritage site to control insect attack
Yoshihisa Fujii, Masahiko Harada, Hiroyuki Kitahara, Yuko Fujiwara, Rika Kigawa, Yoshinori Sato, Yukio Komine, Masahide Inuzuka, Tomoko Kotajima, Shingo Hidaka, Akiko Saito & Tadashi Fukoka

10:20–11:00 | Coffee break

11:00–11:40 | Session 9

Chaired by Patrick Kelley

House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes bajulus) in historic buildings – The importance of microclimate
Johan Mattsson & Ole Martin Stensil

Beetles Behaving Badly – Control of furniture beetle Anobium punctatum outbreak in wooden storage pallets
Sophie Downes, Paul Lankester, Sarah Lambarth, Caroline Rawson, David Thickett, David Pinniger & Amber Xavier-Rowe

11:40–12:00 | Closure

Communicating and teaching IPM
Pascal Querner

12:00–12:30 | Final session: the way forward

Recapitulation of the conference with Lisa Nilsen.

12:30–13:45 | Lunch

Will be served in the Banquet Hall at the conference venue.

13:45–14:30 | Time for getting to excursions

14:30–16:00 | Excursions

Choose between six different excursion options.

Read more about the different excursions here.

Vasa Museum

Swedish National Archives

Swedish Museum of Natural History

National Library of Sweden

Hallwyl Museum

Nordic Museum

The Royal Palace and The Royal Collections Department

16:00 | End of the conference


Friday, 24 May

08:00–16:00 | Extra one-day excursion to Skokloster Castle

An extra one-day excursion to Skokloster Castle. Only reservation in advance.

Read more about this extra excursions here.