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Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage

18 - 20 September 2024, Humboldt Forum Berlin, Germany

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.

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