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Workshops And Presentations to Professional Audiences

The following listing of institutions, historical societies, and professional agencies represent lectures and workshops I have presented over the past 40 years to professionals working in museums, caring for cultural property, conservators, librarians, and archivists. A more detailed listing of my professional work is available upon request.

American Association of Museums, Pittsburgh, PA Presented a portion of a half-day workshop entitled, "Pest Control Without Fumigation" organized by Janice Klein, Registrar, University Museum at the 1988 Annual Conference.

American Association of State and Local History, Winterthur, Greenville, Delaware (Site of the workshop) Presented the Wood-Destroying Organism portion of an AASLH-sponsored workshop entitled, "Conservation of Metal and Wood Artifacts," Winterthur Museum, Greenville, DE, March 30 - April 3, 1980. Presented "Museum Marauders" at the 52nd Annual Meeting of AASLH in Miami, FL, September 16, 1992.

American Society of Archivists, Washington, DC Presented an IPPM program at the annual conference on September 1, 1995.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Course sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute entitled, "Collections Care and Management," Session I, June 20-July 1, 1988. Presented a one-day IPPM workshop on June 29, 1988.

Association of Illinois Museums and Historical Societies, Springfield, IL Presented "Museum Marauders: Pest Control in Museums, Historic Houses, Libraries, and Archives" in Danville, IL, May 17, 1994.

Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs Presented a half-day workshop entitled, "Controlling Pests," held at the Atlantic County Library, Mays Landing, NJ and sponsored by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), December 1, 2004.

Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY A one-day workshop entitled, "Museum Marauders" presented to the Art Conservation Program students on February 12, 1988, November 10, 1989 and December 11, 1992.

California Preservation Program Presented "Controlling Insects: Where Eating is Not Permitted" and "Be Prepared ... Managing a Mold Invasion" at William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA, October 18, 19, 2004 and Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA, October 21, 22, 2004, co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Preservation Network (LAPNet) and the Berkeley Public Library, supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services & Technology Act, administered by the California State Library.

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA Presented a two-day IPPM presentation, entitled "Museum Marauders", December 8 and 9, 1980

The Charleston Museum, Charleston, SC, Presented an IPPM lecture to an audience of historical society professionals.

Collections Care Training Program, sponsored by The Museum Council of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, Cliveden, PA Presented on January 25 and April 16, 1991; March 19, 1992.

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), Philadelphia, PA Presented a workshop entitled, "Be Prepared - Recovery from a Mold Invasion," Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA, October 28, 1996; "Be Prepared...Managing a Mold Outbreak," The Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA - May 25, 1999; Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, OH, June 16, 1999; Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY, December 7, 1999; "Demystifying Mold," Philadelphia, PA, April 2, 2003 and February 11, 2004. "What's Eating Our Collections? An IPPM Approach to Fabric Pests" Palinet, November 16, 2005.

Cornwall Furnace, Lebanon, PA Conducted a one-day IPPM workshop for maintenance staff of the Central and Eastern Regions of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, May 4, 1991.

The Dayton Museum of Natural History, Dayton, OH Presented a half-day IPPM workshop to staff of the museum, October 24, 1990.

Eastern Washington Regional Archives, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA Presented "Demystifying Mold" Workshop, July 18, 2006.

Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, IPPM Conference, Marlborough, MA Presented a session entitled "Wood Destroying Organism IPPM," at the Structural Integrated Pest Management Conference, September 25, 1996.

Federation of Historical Services, Old Chatham, NY Presented a two-day IPPM workshop entitled, "Museum Marauders" to members on November 17 and 18, 1980. Troy, NY, presented a one-day IPPM workshop entitled, "Museum Marauders" to archivists, registrars, technicians, curators and other museum professionals on May 13, 1985.

Getty Conservation Workshop, Winterthur, DE Presentation of "Museum Marauders" IPPM seminar, June 16, 1987

Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA Presentation of "IPPM for Libraries and Archives", October 7, 2003, sponsored by Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.

Historic Germantown, Philadelphia, PA. Presented an IPPM workshop to staff and invited guests, August 26, 2014.

The Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA Presented an IPPM Workshop, September 18, 1995.

Intermuseum Conservation Association, Cleveland, OH Presented "Museum Marauders", May 6, 2009

International Institute for Conservation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Presented an overview and workshop entitled "Demystifying Mold" at the IIC-GC Congrès '96, May 22-23, 1996.

Landis Valley Farm Museum, Lancaster, PA Presented "Museum Marauders" IPPM Workshop to museum staff, October 9, 1993.

The Library of Congress, Washington, DC Presented "Museum Marausers" and "Demystifying Mold" to library professionals, August 9 and 10, 2007 and August 19 and 20, 2009.

Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge, LA Presented a workshop entitled, "Demystifying Mold" – December 5, 2006, sponsored by Solinet.

The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI Presented a two-day "Museum Marauders" IPPM Workshop, sponsored by the Michigan Council for the Arts, January 17-18, 1980.

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, Newark, DE Delivered an Integrated Preventive Pest Management (IPPM) presentation at a conference entitled, "Upgrading the Museum Environment," at two sites; Lancaster, PA on February 25, 1992 and Syracuse, NY on April 1, 1992, sponsored by IMS.

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, Friends of the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Washington Crossing Historic Park, PA Presented a portion of an IPPM program entitled "It's Alive" on March 25, 1996.

Monmouth County Library, Region V, Library Cooperative, Manalapan, NJ Presented a one-day IPPM workshop entitled, "Museum Marauders", May 20, 1992.

The National Museum of Natural History/Smithsonian Institute & The Association of Systematics Collections Was a participant on the faculty of the working group which compiled the book, Pest Control in Museums, based on an invitational workshop at Belmont Mansion near Baltimore, MD on April 20-23, 1980. Wrote and edited portions of the manuscript for this publication. Wrote the chapter entitled, "Pesticide Terminology" for the 1988 revision, edited by Lynda A. Zycherman, for the Foundation of The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and the ASC.

New Jersey Historical Commission, Princeton, NJ Presented a two-day IPPM workshop, entitled "Museum Marauders" to museum professionals on November 19, 1994 and November 18, 1995.

New York Public Library, New York, NY Presented "Museum Marauders", May 22, 2006, sponsored by the Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA and the State Library of New York.

New York State Library, Albany, NY Presented an IPPM Workshop and a "Demystifying Mold" Workshop, January 9-10, 2007.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Albany, NY Presented a one-day IPPM workshop, sponsored by CSEA, to maintenance and curatorial staff as well as various site administrators on March 2, 1992.

Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA Sponsor of IPPM and Mold Workshops, Philadelphia, May 22, 2002

Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA Presented an IPPM Workshop, May 3, 2006 and "Demystifying Mold" Workshop, March 9, 2007.

Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA (Sponsor of Program) Presented "Demystifying Mold" in Hamilton, Bermuda to a professional group responsible for collections throughout Bermuda, July 24, 2007.

Ohio Preservation Council, Columbus, OH Presented one portion of a program to library, archive, and museum professionals, entitled, "Creepies, Crawlies, and Bloomers: Environmental Management for Libraries, Archives, and Historical Societies" on April 7, 1995.

Oklahoma Library Association Conference, Tulsa, OK Presented IPPM and Mold Workshops, April 17, 2002

Osterreichische Nationalbibliotheck, Vienna, Austria Presented a paper entitled, Integrated Preventive Pest Management for Libraries at the first Conference on Preservation of Library Materials sponsored by the Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Cooperation with IFLA and UNESCO, April, 1986. Proceedings were later published.

Palinet, Philadelphia, PA Presented a one-day workshop for professionals entitled "Demystifying Mold," Philadelphia 2/8/96 and Pittsburgh 2/1/96. Presented "Integrated Preventive Pest Management for Libraries and Archives" and "Demystifying Mold", Buffalo, NY 9/17/2004; Harrisburg, PA, 4/27/05; CCAHA Fabric Pest Workshop, Philadelphia, PA 11/16/05

Pennsbury Manor, PHMC, Morrisville, PA Presented a half-day IPPM program to staff targeted at pest problem control and prevention at the facility, September 7, 1988.

Philadelphia Historic Preservation Corporation, Philadelphia, PA IPPM presentation given at The Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA, September 12, 1994.

The Pennsylvania Military Museum, Boalsburg, PA Presented a workshop covering wood-destroying organisms, stinging insects and nuisance insects, November 6, 2010.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA Presented a four-day Pesticide Certification Training Workshop for statewide Commission maintenance and curatorial staff, February 24-27, 1992.; Maintenance Seminar, November 16, 2000; Maintenance Seminar, October 20, 2003.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Military Museum, Boalsburg, PA Presented a one-day IPPM workshop entitled "Wood-Destroying Organisms – Identification, Damage Recognition, Prevention, Treatment, and Control" for maintenance personnel, October 23, 1996.

The Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, RI. Presented an IPPM workshop to staff and invited guests of the society, February 4, 2015.

Rutgers School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, New Brunswick, New Jersey One-day IPPM workshop entitled, "Museum Marauders" presented February 21, 1992; November 17, 1998; November 15, 2000; October 30, 2002, October 29, 2004, November 17, 2006 and October 31, 2008.

United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Harpers Ferry Center, Harpers Ferry, WVA Presented a three-day IPPM workshop to curators, conservators, and museum technical personnel, April 2-4, 1979.

United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Northeast Region, Bushkill, PA Presented a session dealing with IPPM and Wood-Destroying Organisms, July 12, 2000.

University of Delaware, Collections Care Program, various locations in DE. Presented an IPPM program for students enrolled in the program on March 19, 1992; July 15, 1993; July 18, 1994; July 12, 1995; July 17, 1996; January 28, 1998; November 18, 2010; May 4, 2012; November 15, 2013; and March 27, 2015—Frank McKelvey, Coordinator of the program

University of Delaware, Museum Studies Program, Historic Odessa Foundation Headquarters, Odessa DE. Presented "Uninvited Guests: Integrated Preventive Pest Management" on October 1 and 15, 2012. Sponsored by a grant from IMLS.

University of Delaware, Museum Studies Program, Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library and Museum, Bristol, PA. Presented "Uninvited Guests: Integrated Preventive Pest Management" on March 31 and April 21, 2012. Sponsored by a grant from IMLS.

University of Delaware, Museum Studies Program, Fort Mott, Pennsville, NJ. Presented "Uninvited Guests: Integrated Preventive Pest Management for Small Museums" on on September 9 and 23, 2012. Sponsored by a grant from IMLS.

University of Pennsylvania Museum, Philadelphia, PA Since 1986, have presented a 1-day workshop each Fall for staff and interns, entitled "IPPM for the University Museum."

University of Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Graduate Conservation Wood Seminar, Philadelphia, PA. Presented a Wood-Destroying Organism Workshop for the students, September 23, 2008; October 7, 2010 and February 12, 2012.

State of Washington, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Library Division, University of Washington, Suzzallo Library, Seattle, WA Presented "IPPM for Libraries and Archives" to library professionals, October 8, 2003.

State of Washington, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Library Division, University of Washington, Suzzallo Library, Seattle, WA Presented "Demystifying Mold" to library professionals, July 20, 2006.

Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, PA Conducted a one-day IPPM summary tour/workshop of the site for maintenance and curatorial staff on October 15, 1992.

Western New York Library Resources Council, Buffalo, NY Presented a one-day workshop entitled, "Integrated Preventive Pest Management for Museum and Library Professionals" and "Demystifying Mold," September 17, 2004.

Winterthur Museum, Greenville, Delaware One-day IPPM workshop entitled, "Museum Marauders" presented to the Conservation Program graduate students on January 12, 1981; January 12, 1982; November 28, 1983; November 4, 1985; December 15, 1987; October 25, 1989; May 13, 1992; October 12, 1994; November 6, 1996; February 10, 1999; November 10, 2000; January 8, 2001; January 3, 2002; January 8, 2003; January 5, 2004; January 7, 2005; January 4, 2006; January 3, 2007; January 7, 2008; January 7, 2009; January 7, 2010; January 4, 2011; January 5, 2012; January 4, 2013; March 27 & 29, 2013; September 6, 2013; and September 5, 2014. Also presented a "Demystifying Mold" workshop to volunteers for Hurricane Katrina.

Wisconsin Pest Control Association Annual Convention, the Dells, WI Presented an IPPM program to the members and guests, February 12, 2014.

Edited May 2015

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