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The Pest Partners project is continuing throughout 2021. The project was launched in 2020, with funding from Historic England, to support museums and heritage organisations to care for their collections.
The closures imposed by COVID-19 have coincided with the period when pests are most active. This project will help you trap, track and identify pest activity and manage infestations. It will give guidance on planning for better prevention and pest management in the future. As a Pest Partner, we will provide you with a free Monitoring & ID Kit and a free Quarantine & Cleaning Pack.
This project is open to organisations whether they are planning to open this year or not. For further details, email Helena Jaeschke at [email protected]
There will be places for 150 Pest Partners – museums, historic buildings, galleries and privately owned heritage collections, as long as they meet BOTH of the following criteria:
Organisations do not have to be Accredited, or Working Towards Accreditation, a charity or not-for-profit.
We will provide free trapping and identification kits to help assess the scale and variety of pests that may be threatening collections and further supplies for quarantine and cleaning where needed.
Throughout the project there will be a helpline for advice, as well as guidance and training to help museums decide what to do and how to do it.
Partners will receive continued support, as well as guidance on creating a longer term Integrated Pest Management Plan. This will help protect your collection and building in future, and include ways to train paid and volunteer staff.
For further details and to apply for a Pest Partners’ Registration Pack, email Helena Jaeschke at [email protected]