Mold & Insects in Library and Museum Collections: Identification, Remediation, and Treatment Options

Mold & Insects in Library and Museum Collections: Identification, Remediation, and Treatment Options

Webinar
Friday, February 22, 2013
ICPN event (Y/N): 
Yes
Event location: 
Springfield , Illinois
United States
Illinois US
Presenter & affiliation: 
  • Jennifer Hain Tepper, Head of Preservation and Conservation at University of Illinois Library, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
  • Christa Deacy-Quinn, Collections Manager at the Spurlock Museum, (UIUC).
Description of event: 

Join Jennifer and Christa for an informative and lively discussion about common molds and insect pests found in museum, library, and document collections.  They discuss the environmental factors that lead to infestations, what you can do to remediate your infestations, and the options for treating damaged collections.

Resource list: 

On the ICPN website, check out the resources pertaining to "Mold and Mildew" and to "Pest Management."  You'll find them under the Help Resources tab > "Best Practices."

Additional resources and literature recommended by Jennifer and Christa:

  • Florian, Mary Lou.  1997.  Heritage Eaters: Insects and Fungi in Heritage Collections.  James & James, London.
  • Florian, Mary Lou.  2002.  Fungal Facts: Solving Fungal Problems in Heritage Collections.  Archetype Publications, London.
  • Pinniger, David.  2001.  Pest Management in Museums, Archives, and Historic Houses.  Archetype Publications, London.
  • Zycherman, Lynda and J. Richard Schrock.  1988.  A Guide to Museum Pest Control.  Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Washington, DC.
  • Canadian Conservation Institute.  1997.  "Controlling Insect Pests with Low Temperatures.  CCI Notes 3(3): 1-4.
  • Canadian Conservation Institute.  1998.  "Psocids or 'Booklice:' A Warning of Dampness.  CCI Notes 3(4): 1-2.
  • National Park Service.  NPS Museum Handbook, Part 1, Chapter 5 on Biological Infestations.
  • Insects Limited, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN) website.  http://www.insectslimited.com/museum