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For Immediate Release                      Contact:  Ellen Gullett
February 14, 2002=09=09=09=09(317) 232-1878


Indiana Historical Society to Host Conservation Seminar:
Pest Management and Prevention in Museums, Historical Houses,
and Archives


Indianapolis - The Indiana Historical Society will host a two-day
conservation seminar titled "Pest Management and Prevention in
Museums, Historical Houses, and Archives," on May 13 and 14 at its
headquarters, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. The
seminar will be presented in cooperation with the Children's Museum
of Indianapolis, The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian & Western
Art, and Insects Limited Inc. of Westfield, Indiana.
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Speakers and workshop facilitators will include a variety of experts:
David Pinniger from London, England, who is a pest management
strategy advisor for English Heritage and many of the UK museums such
as the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum, and author
of Pest Management in Museums, Archives and Historic Houses; =C9l=E9ono=
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Kissel, a private consultant/ trainer for archive preservation;
Ramona Duncan-Huse, Director of Conservation at the Indiana
Historical Society;  Christy O&#8217;Grady, Chief Conservator of The
Children's Museum of Indianapolis; and David Mueller (President),
Alain VanRyckeghem (Technical Director) and Pat Kelley (General
Manager) of Insects Limited Inc., will share their knowledge and
experience in pest monitoring and management within museum and
archive environments.

Topics will include an overview of integrated pest management and IPM
in practice using case studies; pest management and prevention in
archives; insect and pest identification ("The Dirty Dozen") and
health hazards associated with them; practical use of pheromones and
fumigants; the use of temperature to eradicate pest infestations; and
a case study in co-operation between museums and pest managers.
Topics will be presented in a lecture and workshop format.
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Lectures will be presented each morning and workshop tours of the
Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana Historical Society, and The Children's
Museum will take place each afternoon.  There will also be a "Show
and Tell" of tools, equipment, resources and examples of pests,
traps, monitoring and inspection tools, books, safety equipment, and
methods of prevention and exclusion of pests.
Registration fee for the two-day session is $275.00 per person when
registering before April 13.  Registration includes lunch for both
days, transportation to The Children's Museum, and an evening
reception.  Registration discounts are available for organizations
sending more than one participant. Discounted rates for hotel
accommodations are being arranged.  Early registration is encouraged
as seating is limited.  To register, contact Barbara Bass at Insects
Limited Inc., at (800) 992-1991. For more information visit,
www.indianahistory.org or www.insectslimited.com

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has collected, preserved,
interpreted and disseminated Indiana history. The independent,
nonprofit organization also publishes books and periodicals; sponsors
teacher workshops; provides youth, adult and family programming; and
assists local historical groups throughout the state. One of the
oldest historical societies in the United States, the Indiana
Historical Society has over 11,000 members, making it one of the
largest statewide historical societies in the country. In July 1999,
the Society opened its new 165,000-square-foot headquarters in
downtown Indianapolis at 450 W. Ohio St. (www.indianahistory.org).

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