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Pest Odyssey IPM meeting 16th October 2019

Pest Odyssey UK will be holding our next annual meeting in conjunction with Icon Collection care Group on 16th October 2019 in Birmingham at the Museum Collection Centre (MCC).
The venue is very easy to access and the nearest train station is Duddeston or by bus or train from Birmingham New Street. Parking is also available onsite.

There is no charge for this event but booking via Eventbrite its essential as spaces are limited and there is currently a waiting list 

Tea and Coffee will be provided but participants are advised to bring their own lunch.

Morning Session:

9.30-9.50- Coffee and welcome (& booking onto Stores Tours)
Brief welcome by Chair of Committee/ Conference Chair with announcements
Morning Session (10am to 1pm)

10.00- 10.20

'Nitrogen. the European Commission and ICOM- an update'

Christian Baars (ICOM)


'Challenges and developments in rodent control'

Chris Swindells (Acheta)


'The Toil and Trouble of the Anoxia Bubble: Pest Eradication. Consternation'

Sarah Bashir (British Museum)


'Understanding contaminated collections: A technique to measure volatile pesticide residues from museum objects'

Fabiana Portoni (British Museum)

11.40- 12.00

The Stockholm Conference: the best bits

David Pinniger

12.05- 12.25

IPM project in Sweden

Amy Crossman (Independent)

12.30- 12.50

Red Deer alert: The story of an infestation in a comparative osteology collection within an Earth Sciences department

Zoe Hughes, Curator of Fossil Invertebrates (Brachiopods and Cephalopods), (natural History Museum, London)

12.55- wrap up the morning session, announcements etc

LUNCH 13.00- 14.00: Bring your own lunch

Afternoon Session:

Afternoon session from 14.00

Small updates/ presentations/ discussion- 5 minutes of fame!

  • Sharing training experiences- Adie Doyle and Fabiana Portoni (BM)
  • Contracts- Chris Swindells (Acheta)
  • Of Mice and Moths (Dee Lauder & David Pinniger
  • Other updated TBA

Bug Swap

Bring your swaps, problem identifications (all very dead please!

Tours of Stores with Jane Thompson- Webb (these will need to be booked on arrival)