Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage

With the risk of pests to cultural heritage, it is increasingly important that professionals in the field, such as scientists, conservators, curators, archivists, librarians, collection managers and others, come together to discuss methods for dealing with the challenges posed by. The Rathgen-Forschungslabor, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz are pleased to host the 5th International Conference on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Heritage in collaboration with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. The event aims to promote international knowledge transfer and further education on IPM in museums, archives and historic buildings. As an interdisciplinary cross-sectional task, IPM for the protection of cultural heritage combines the scientific fields of biology and ecology with the art sciences of conservation and restoration. With advancing globalisation, ever-increasing intercontinental flows of goods and global climate change, new demands on IPM are emerging more frequently and at shorter intervals. Synanthropic and cosmopolitan pest species as well as invasive neobiota are increasingly shaping a more globally uniform picture of IPM. International scientific cooperation in the field of IPM for the protection of cultural heritage is therefore more than essential.

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage

With the risk of pests to cultural heritage, it is increasingly important that professionals in the field, such as scientists, conservators, curators, archivists, librarians, collection managers and others, come together to discuss methods for dealing with the challenges posed by. The Rathgen-Forschungslabor, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz are pleased to host the 5th International Conference on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Heritage in collaboration with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. The event aims to promote international knowledge transfer and further education on IPM in museums, archives and historic buildings. As an interdisciplinary cross-sectional task, IPM for the protection of cultural heritage combines the scientific fields of biology and ecology with the art sciences of conservation and restoration. With advancing globalisation, ever-increasing intercontinental flows of goods and global climate change, new demands on IPM are emerging more frequently and at shorter intervals. Synanthropic and cosmopolitan pest species as well as invasive neobiota are increasingly shaping a more globally uniform picture of IPM. International scientific cooperation in the field of IPM for the protection of cultural heritage is therefore more than essential.

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage

With the risk of pests to cultural heritage, it is increasingly important that professionals in the field, such as scientists, conservators, curators, archivists, librarians, collection managers and others, come together to discuss methods for dealing with the challenges posed by. The Rathgen-Forschungslabor, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz are pleased to host the 5th International Conference on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Heritage in collaboration with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. The event aims to promote international knowledge transfer and further education on IPM in museums, archives and historic buildings. As an interdisciplinary cross-sectional task, IPM for the protection of cultural heritage combines the scientific fields of biology and ecology with the art sciences of conservation and restoration. With advancing globalisation, ever-increasing intercontinental flows of goods and global climate change, new demands on IPM are emerging more frequently and at shorter intervals. Synanthropic and cosmopolitan pest species as well as invasive neobiota are increasingly shaping a more globally uniform picture of IPM. International scientific cooperation in the field of IPM for the protection of cultural heritage is therefore more than essential.

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage

With the risk of pests to cultural heritage, it is increasingly important that professionals in the field, such as scientists, conservators, curators, archivists, librarians, collection managers and others, come together to discuss methods for dealing with the challenges posed by. The Rathgen-Forschungslabor, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz are pleased to host the 5th International Conference on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Heritage in collaboration with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. The event aims to promote international knowledge transfer and further education on IPM in museums, archives and historic buildings. As an interdisciplinary cross-sectional task, IPM for the protection of cultural heritage combines the scientific fields of biology and ecology with the art sciences of conservation and restoration. With advancing globalisation, ever-increasing intercontinental flows of goods and global climate change, new demands on IPM are emerging more frequently and at shorter intervals. Synanthropic and cosmopolitan pest species as well as invasive neobiota are increasingly shaping a more globally uniform picture of IPM. International scientific cooperation in the field of IPM for the protection of cultural heritage is therefore more than essential.

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage

With the risk of pests to cultural heritage, it is increasingly important that professionals in the field, such as scientists, conservators, curators, archivists, librarians, collection managers and others, come together to discuss methods for dealing with the challenges posed by. The Rathgen-Forschungslabor, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz are pleased to host the 5th International Conference on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Heritage in collaboration with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. The event aims to promote international knowledge transfer and further education on IPM in museums, archives and historic buildings. As an interdisciplinary cross-sectional task, IPM for the protection of cultural heritage combines the scientific fields of biology and ecology with the art sciences of conservation and restoration. With advancing globalisation, ever-increasing intercontinental flows of goods and global climate change, new demands on IPM are emerging more frequently and at shorter intervals. Synanthropic and cosmopolitan pest species as well as invasive neobiota are increasingly shaping a more globally uniform picture of IPM. International scientific cooperation in the field of IPM for the protection of cultural heritage is therefore more than essential.

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage

With the risk of pests to cultural heritage, it is increasingly important that professionals in the field, such as scientists, conservators, curators, archivists, librarians, collection managers and others, come together to discuss methods for dealing with the challenges posed by. The Rathgen-Forschungslabor, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz are pleased to host the 5th International Conference on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Heritage in collaboration with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. The event aims to promote international knowledge transfer and further education on IPM in museums, archives and historic buildings. As an interdisciplinary cross-sectional task, IPM for the protection of cultural heritage combines the scientific fields of biology and ecology with the art sciences of conservation and restoration. With advancing globalisation, ever-increasing intercontinental flows of goods and global climate change, new demands on IPM are emerging more frequently and at shorter intervals. Synanthropic and cosmopolitan pest species as well as invasive neobiota are increasingly shaping a more globally uniform picture of IPM. International scientific cooperation in the field of IPM for the protection of cultural heritage is therefore more than essential.

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage

With the risk of pests to cultural heritage, it is increasingly important that professionals in the field, such as scientists, conservators, curators, archivists, librarians, collection managers and others, come together to discuss methods for dealing with the challenges posed by. The Rathgen-Forschungslabor, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz are pleased to host the 5th International Conference on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Heritage in collaboration with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. The event aims to promote international knowledge transfer and further education on IPM in museums, archives and historic buildings. As an interdisciplinary cross-sectional task, IPM for the protection of cultural heritage combines the scientific fields of biology and ecology with the art sciences of conservation and restoration. With advancing globalisation, ever-increasing intercontinental flows of goods and global climate change, new demands on IPM are emerging more frequently and at shorter intervals. Synanthropic and cosmopolitan pest species as well as invasive neobiota are increasingly shaping a more globally uniform picture of IPM. International scientific cooperation in the field of IPM for the protection of cultural heritage is therefore more than essential.

Welcome to IPM-CH 2024

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage

18 – 20 September 2024, Humboldt Forum Berlin, Germany

The conference will take place as an English-language hybrid event on site and participation via video livestream online.
An IPM training course will also be held the day before the conference, Tuesday 17 September 2024, one in English and one in German.
Please find more information about and register for the conference soon on: Here

IPM Workshop Berlin 2024

The IPM workshop is divided in lectures and practical work. The aim of the short course is to show the participants how integrated pest management (IPM) is working, the most important aspects (monitoring, prevention, treatment, insect biology) and give some guide lines how it is applied. The information can help the institution to evaluate or modify their IPM program (if they have one, otherwise it is a good start). Participants from art, natural history, ethnology museums, archives or libraries can all participate as the general procedures for the IPM program are the same. After the course the participants should be able to start a monitoring program in their home institution, be able to identify the most important insect pests, know preventive measures like cleaning, sealing the building, temperature regulation, quarantine and select between the chemical free treatment methods like nitrogen, freezing, humidity regulated heating, microwave or biological control with parasitic wasps. Traditional treatment methods with biocides are also discussed. Workshop material: PPT-handouts, pest poster, selected publications

Tutors

Dr. Pascal Querner

Dr. Pascal Querner

Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria

Armando Mendez

Armando Mendez

Natural History Museum London, UK

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Stephan Biebl

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Stephan Biebl

Ingenieurbüro für Holzschutz, Benediktbeuern

Dr. Mathias Schöller

Dr. Mathias Schöller

Biologische Beratung Berlin

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage, IPM 2019

The 4th international conference Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage, IPM 2019, took place in Stockholm 21–23 May 2019. 160 delegates from 23 countries visited the conference. In addition to this, about 750 persons per day took part of the conference through live streaming.

The conference was arranged by the Swedish National Heritage Board in collaboration with Nationalmuseum, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Swedish National Archives and the Swedish IPM group PRE-MAL.