The Pest Odyssey UK group is a non profit organisation, advocating for IPM within cultural heritage institutions.

Our mission is to provide a trusted platform to communicate, advise and promote best practise in Integrated Pest Management for cultural heritage. This multi-disciplinary group will provide expertise in reducing pest risk thus protecting valuable collections. We will advocate the use of IPM as an essential cost effective and sustainable tool to serve the cultural heritage industry, creating collaborative networks and sharing relevant information.

This website has been set up to allow all those interested in the Integrated Pest Management field to collaborate, share and disseminate  professional knowledge and expertise in order to prevent pest damage to cultural and scientific collections.


Pest Odyssey UK Annual Conference 2019


Pest Odyssey UK will be holding our next annual meeting in conjunction with the Icon Collection Care group on 16th October 2019 in Birmingham at the Museum's collection centre (MCC).

The venue is very easy to access and the nearest national rail station is Duddeston.

Colleagues are invited to submit an abstract for a presentation on:

  • Recent IPM developments
  • Problem sharing opportunities
  • Reports from other conferences
  • IPM training 
  • IPM initiatives 

Presentations should be a maximum of 20 mins and be provided as a PowerPoint presentation

To submit a proposal for a presentation- please contact adoyle@britishmuseum.org

Posters are also welcome and should be brought on the day by prior arrangement

The day will be free but please do bring your own lunch.

The day run from 9.30- 16.30 with coffee and talks begin at 10am

Booking details to follow very soon

Please look for updates and information for this on our 2019 Annual IPM conference page