FREE TALK : Pest Identification, Monitoring and Trapping, Part 1 - Thursday 8th July - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

David Watt / Hutton+Rostron

Registration is now open for our free talk on the subject of Pest Management within historic buildings.

This will be the third in our series of heritage and conservation talks and is being held via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 8th July at 6.30pm, with a live recording of the talk being made available afterwards via the project’s YouTube channel.  The talk is in two parts, the second will be the following week on Thursday 15th July.

About the talk:

This session focuses on familiarising participants with the main insect pests that affect buildings and collections, covering how to identify pests and how to detect them through monitoring and trapping. After the lecture and interactive online exercises, participants will have a clearer understanding of pests that can cause harm to our historic materials, what types of materials they like to eat, and how to find them. Participants are encouraged to attend both the pest talks if possible, to get a full overview of the whole topic, but they can also be enjoyed on a standalone basis.

Dr Lynda Skipper is a conservator and heritage scientist. She joined the University of Lincoln in 2011, having been previously employed by the National Trust and the Science Museum. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of topics including preventive conservation and science, and is programme leader for the BA Conservation of Cultural Heritage.

How to join:

To book a free place please email tfletcher@fenland.gov.uk adding “Pest Talk” as your title. You will then be added to the list of participants. By registering for Part 1 you will automatically be sent joining instructions for Part 2.

You will be sent joining instructions via email on the morning of the talk. Please note you will be contacted by the organisers from the University of Lincoln so keep checking your inbox and junk folder. (By registering in this way you are consenting to your email address being shared with the University of Lincoln only)

All talks and forthcoming workshops are free of charge, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

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