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Pest

Q: There is an infestation in our collection. What do I do first?

A: Seek professional advice from relevant professionals to eradicate the problem

Consult an entomologist or relevant heritage professional to discuss the issues relating to this type of pest.

Often your local art gallery, museum or library can assist with information as well

If an object has been damaged or stained consult a conservator as to advice on how to repair this damage.

Q: How do you stop pests from eating our collection?

A. There are a variety of different procedures depending on the pest. Please refer to detailed advice in the shortcut on pests on the specific
types.

Q Who do I get expert advice from to restore damaged objects?

A: You should contact a conservator for advice and possible repair.

Often your local art gallery, museum or library can assist with information as well

Q: What is the best way to handle this material? >

A: Use nitrate gloves, handle with care, wrap up the object in white tissue or clean plastic sheeting. Consult a conservator >

For further information you can download and print this helpful PDF.

 

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