Using cut flowers and potted plants in museums

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The use of plant and flower materials in museums is growing in popularity as they are increasingly opened for special events, entertaining, and to decorate permanent displays. This fact sheet outlines notes on managing risk and the prevention of damage to museum objects from pest infestation, pollen staining and from localised increase in humidity as well as scratches and chips from flower pots or containers placed on museum objects.

Museumpests.net

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This website has been developed by the international Integrated Pest Management Group to provide information and resources for cultural heritage professionals. It presents information on invertebrate, vertebrate, and mold pests in museum, library, and archival collections as well as historic structures.

What's eating your collection?

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This website aims to help you understand what integrated pest management is, how to carry it out and how it can help you in your museum. It will also help you to identify the insects that you find and show you if you need to take action.