Good strategies for the preservation of cultural artefacts also include Integrated Pest Management measures (IPM = Integrated Pest Management). Organisation of a functioning IPM-system has become increasingly complicated not least due to global climate changes. The proliferation of pests as well as their distribution – such as through storage and transport – represent a growing risk for infestation of cultural artefacts.
KLUG-CONSERVATION includes human beings as a risk factor in its IPM-system and continuously develops preventive measures in cooperation with customers, freight forwarders and suppliers in order to safeguard the preservation of our cultural heritage in the future.
KLUG-CONSERVATION’s IPM is in our house implemented as a standard, with all its measures corresponding to the DIN EN 16790: “Conservation of cultural heritage – Integrated pest management (IPM) for protection of cultural heritage”. The self-monitoring system includes coordination of measures necessary for prevention or during infestation. It comprises three core areas.
Core areas of IPM
1. Preventive measures: prevention of infestation
2. Monitoring and diagnosis: recognition of infestation
3. Pest management measures as required
It is essential that monitoring and treatment are carried out according to a prevention plan rather than as required. Prevention is of primary importance. A comprehensive approach is utilised to prevent the risk of damage to cultural artefacts on the premises.
United in the preservation of cultural artefacts
Even the best self-monitoring system can only be effective if all the parties involved cooperate. We can only achieve the best possible protection of our cultural artefacts if you – our customers, suppliers and freight forwarders – also implement the principles of IPM.
Our internal IPM officer Ariane Braun coordinates organisational and preventive measures in conjunction with our external consultant Stefan Biebl. She makes sure that measures are controlled and adhered to. KLUG-CONSERVATION exclusively offers IPM-monitored products. Please do not hesitate to contact our experts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prevention at KLUG-CONSERVATION
The following measures have already been implemented. We are constantly working on new ideas to supplement them – always with a view to providing the best possible protection for our historical sources.