Threats by pests to cultural heritage is more than ever on the agenda for museums, archives, libraries and historic houses. It is of importance that professionals within the sector, such as scientists, conservators, curators, archivists, librarians, collection managers and others, meet and discuss ways of dealing with the challenges that pests pose.
For the conference in Stockholm, we invite papers on IPM for cultural heritage in general. We would also like to promote the following themes:
1. IPM in the era of globalisation
What are the challenges for IPM when the world becomes smaller? Travelling, tourism, trade and transport are increasing. Species spread to new places, where they have not been seen before. How can the cultural heritage community deal with these challenges?
2. IPM in a changing climate
Mean temperatures are rising. Extreme weather conditions can be expected to occur more often. What can be learned from the scenarios regarding climate change and how can cultural heritage deal with elevated temperature, humidity and other environmental factors?
3. Communicating IPM
Spreading awareness of IPM is perhaps the most important single factor for reducing pest problems. Which are the most successful ways of communicating knowledge, determining policies, training colleagues and staff, and reaching decision makers?
We invite papers that deal with the above themes, and also other aspects of IPM in museums, archives, libraries and historic houses.