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What’s Eating Your Collections?  Day 2

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Date: Thursday 26th January 2023

Do you know your furniture beetle from your biscuit beetle? Have you spotted some unusual holes in an object? Are you worried that something might be lurking in a dark corner of your collections store?

Join Jane Thompson-Webb, Conservation Team Leader at Birmingham Museum Trust, for a two day delve into the world of identifying and dealing with museum pests.

The Integrated Pest Management course is a hands-on training event. It is an opportunity to learn about the risks from insect pests and how to mitigate them. It is ideal for anyone working directly with collections, carrying out routine collections care or cleaning, or anyone in need of a refresher in this vital and fascinating area of collections management.

Please note that participants must attend both days of the training.

This training event directly supports areas 6.1 an approved collections care and conservation policy and 6.2 a collections care and conservation plan of the Accreditation Standard.

Places are limited, maximum two delegates per organisation. Priority will be given to non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation.

Tea and coffee will be provided but participants are asked to bring their own packed lunch. We will be working in the collection stores for part of the session. Please bring some warm clothing, sensible shoes. 

If you would benefit from any access support, please answer ‘yes’ to the access requirements question on the booking form and email the WMMD team as early as possible stating the support you require.

Free parking is available on site. The nearest railway station is Duddeston (about a 10 minute walk to the venue).

What’s Eating Your Collections?
Wednesday 25 January and Thursday 26 January  2023, 9.30am-3.30pm
Museum Collection Centre, 25 Dollman Street, Birmingham B7 4RQ

This event is fully booked. To join the waiting list please email

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