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Conference on Integrated Pest…

Conference on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Heritage

Call for papers and/or posters / Appel à communications et/ou posters
Organizing institution(s): Swedish National Heritage Board and partners
Event start date: 21-05-2019
Event end date:
Location of event: Stockholm, Sweden

IPM 2019

The Swedish National Heritage Board with partners are happy to announce the 4th international conference for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Heritage.

The Swedish National Heritage Board are honoured to host the 4th international conference for Integrated Pest Management (IPM), in collaboration with NationalmuseumSwedish Museum of Natural History and Swedish National Archives, in Stockholm, Sweden, 21–23 May 2019.

The conference language will be English. 

When: 21–23 May 2019
Where: IVA Conference Center, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm

IPM training courses will be held Monday 20 May 2019, one in Swedish and the other in English. Tutors: Niklas Apelqvist and Pascal Querner.

Conference themes

Threats by pests to cultural heritage is more than ever on the agenda for museums, archives, libraries and historic houses. It is of importance that professionals within the sector, such as scientists, conservators, curators, archivists, librarians, collection managers and others, meet and discuss ways of dealing with the challenges that pests pose.

For the conference in Stockholm, we invite papers on IPM for cultural heritage in general. We would also like to promote the following themes:

1. IPM in the era of globalisation

What are the challenges for IPM when the world becomes smaller? Travelling, tourism, trade and transport are increasing. Species spread to new places, where they have not been seen before. How can the cultural heritage community deal with these challenges?

2. IPM in a changing climate

Mean temperatures are rising. Extreme weather conditions can be expected to occur more often. What can be learned from the scenarios regarding climate change and how can cultural heritage deal with elevated temperature, humidity and other environmental factors?

3. Communicating IPM

Spreading awareness of IPM is perhaps the most important single factor for reducing pest problems. Which are the most successful ways of communicating knowledge, determining policies, training colleagues and staff, and reaching decision makers?

We invite papers that deal with the above themes, and also other aspects of IPM in museums, archives, libraries and historic houses.

Important dates (preliminary)


15 January: Call for papers

15 April: Deadline submission of abstracts

September: Registration opens (early bird until 15 December 2018)


20 May: IPM Course

21–23 May: Conference in Stockholm

Link with the relevant information: Conference website