Museum Pest Management workshop - 16 March 2017
Frass to plant specimen
borer damage to frame

The damage to artefacts by pests can range from defacement on the surface of works to the total destruction of objects.

Modified Atmospheres is pleased to bring our workshop on pest management for museums and galleries to Melbourne.

The Museum Pest Management Workshop provides an excellent overview of museum pests and damage. You will learn valuable information on integrated pest management and simple measures that can be taken to prevent pest damage within collections.

International expert Alex Roach will introduce key museum pests, practical methods of reducing pest infestations, low/non-toxic means of eradicating pests and solutions for the long-term storage of artefacts.

The workshop is recommended for staff from museums, galleries and libraries, or any institution responsible for the safekeeping of cultural material.

There will be opportunities for attendees to gain hands-on experience and to discuss particular problems encountered in their own institutions.

Program outline

  • Museum pests and damage: A look at several important museum pests and the damage caused
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Preventive measures and strategies to make the environment less desirable to pests
  • Insect traps: The use of non-specific traps and pheromone traps to monitor and control insect activity
  • Chemical methods: Common pesticides, application equipment and methods used to control pests

To reserve your place, please fill out this form and an invoice will be sent to you for payment.

A follow up workshop on Non Toxic Methods of Fumigation will be held on Thursday 27 April. Special discounts apply for attending both workshops.

Thursday 27 April - Non-Toxic Methods Of Fumigation Workshop - $275 (incl. GST)


  • Freezing
  • The treatment of small objects using oxygen scavengers
  • The treatment of large objects using nitrogen
  • Demonstration of non-toxic fumigation using oxygen scavengers and treatment of large objects with nitrogen.

Book both workshops together and save $100. Museum Pest Management & Non-Toxic Methods of Fumigation for $450 (incl. GST)