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Workshop on pest control

From: Vinod Daniel <vinodd>
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 1995
Pest Control in Museums:
A Workshop Emphasizing Non-Toxic Fumigation Techniques
25 - 29 March, 1996
Sydney, Australia

The Materials Conservation Section of the Australian Museum is
offering an intensive five day course for Conservators, Collection
Managers, and other museum, library and archive personnel on pest
management.

Topics covered during lectures and practicals will include
integrated pest management; insects and their identification;
chemical methods, including insect growth regulators; non-toxic
fumigation, including low oxygen, heating and freezing. All sections
on non-toxic fumigation treatments will be accompanied by a hands-on
practical session.

The emphasis for the course will be on training the participant to
solve pest problems using non-toxic methods wherever possible. The
section on  low oxygen environments will include: Insect mortality
in carbon dioxide, argon and nitrogen, the use of Ageless oxygen
scavenger for treating small objects,  dynamic nitrogen flow systems
for treating larger objects, the use of commercial bubbles such as
the one made by Rentokil, and modification of existing fumigation
chambers to use inert gases.

Lecturers: Workshop speakers will be internationally recognized
experts in pest control, conservation and entomology, as well as
representatives from the pest control industry.

Fee: A$500 (approximately US$400), prior to January 15, 1996. The
course will be restricted to 20 applicants. The fee will include
workshop notes, morning and afternoon tea, and an opening day
reception. The average cost for accommodation within walking
distance of the Australian Museum ranges from A$60-150 per day.

For further information, contact:

    Vinod Daniel
    Scientific Officer
    Materials Conservation
    Australian Museum
    6 College Street
    Sydney, NSW 2000.
    Australia
    +61 2 320 6115
    Fax: +61 2 320 6070
    Vinodd [at] amsg__Austmus__oz__au

Vinod Daniel

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