Integrated Pest Management


Event details

MDT (2:00pm ET)

The Regional Heritage Stewardship Program is an initiative of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Its Intermountain West regional program is conducted in partnership with the Utah Division of Arts & Museums’ Office of Museum Services and Utah Humanities.

Identifying museum pest species and the risks they pose to collections is an essential component in protecting environments and detecting materials damage. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a preventive method of control that utilizes careful observation and monitoring to keep pests away from your institution.

Join Emma Ziraldo, CCAHA NEH Preventive Conservation Fellow, for this free webinar. She will offer recommendations for developing an IPM plan in museums, galleries, libraries, and archives and address pest identification, monitoring and eradication treatments.

About the speaker:

Emma Ziraldo joined the Preservation Services team as the National Endowment for the Humanities Preventive Conservation Fellow for 2019-20. She assists with risk assessments, preservation planning, as well as developing education programming and training for cultural heritage professionals.

Emma is a conservation scientist and has experience in preventive conservation, environmental monitoring, IPM, and diagnostic analysis of artworks. She gained a MSc in Material Science from the University of Turin and a BA in Technology for Study and Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University of Milan. Prior to joining CCAHA, she worked for the Getty Conservation Institute’s Managing Collection Environments Initiative, the National Trust, the Oxford Preservation Trust, and the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in the UK. She also held the position of Collection Care Manager: Preservation and Access at a private contemporary art collection in Milan, Italy.