October 18 - 25, 1996
West Dean College, West Sussex, U.K.

The Getty Conservation Institute, in partnership with the Conservation Unit of the United Kingdom's Museums and Galleries Commission, will offer a course on pest management and control at West Dean College in West Sussex, United Kingdom. The course is designed for conservators, collection managers, and other museum personnel responsible for overseeing pest management policies and activities, including eradication procedures, within their institutions.

Course topics will include: integrated pest management as part of an overall preventive conservation strategy; identification of insect pests and the damage they may cause; methods to prevent infestations; and nontoxic options for combating infestations. Particular attention will be given to the use of reduced-oxygen environments, through lectures and practical exercises. Instructors for the course will be leading specialists in the areas of insect identification, integrated pest management, and insect pest eradication methods.

For further information, please contact: Valerie Dorge of the GCI Training Program 4503 Glencoe Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, U.S.A. Telephone: 310 822-2299 / Fax: 310 821-9409.