IPM in Museen

 Integrated Pest Management

Selected IPM Publications

Querner, P., Sterflinger, K., (2021) Microbial hitchhiking in museums – spread of fungi by the grey silverfish (Ctenolepisma longicaudata). Restaurator, International Journal for the Preservation of Library and Archival Material.

Brimblecombe, P., M.-C. Pachler and P. Querner. 2021. Effect of Indoor Climate and Habitat Change on Museum Insects during COVID-19 Closures. Heritage 4, 3497-3506.

Brimblecombe, P., Querner, P. 2021. Silverfish (Zygentoma) in Austrian Museums during COVID-19 lockdown, in: International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 164, 105296.

Biebl S, P Querner (2020) Transportation of wood boring beetles in wooden transport boxes, wood pallets and newly bought wood in museums. Studies in Conservation.

Querner, P., Oberthaler, E., Strolz, M. (2019) Biological pest control of a biscuit beetle (Stegobium paniceum) infestation in an Old Masters paintings storage area. Studies in Conservation 64 (7), 373-380.

P Querner (2019) Communicating and teaching IPM. In: Nilson, L and Rossipal, M (Eds) Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Heritage: proceedings from the 4th International Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, 21–23 May 2019.

Querner, P. (2018) Thylodrias contractus Motschulsky, 1839, ein neuer Material- und Museumsschädling in Wien und Österreich. Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik.

Querner, P., Novak, V. (2017) Succès et échecs de la lutte biologique intégrée dans des bâtiments historiques et musées: la larve de la guêpe Lariophagus distinguendus contre deux insectes nuisibles. La Lettre de I`OCIM.

Querner, P. (2017) Implementing an integrated pest management (IPM) concept in Romanian museums. Brukenthal. Acta Musei 12(4):627-634.

Querner, P., Sterflinger, K., Piombino-Mascali, D., Morrow, J.J., Pospischil, R., Piñar, G. (2017) Insect Pests, Microorganisms, and Integrated Pest Management in the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy.  International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 131, 107-114.

Prasad Cabal, U., Querner, P. (2017) Four step strategy for implementing an IPM in libraries in Sri Lanka. Restaurator, International Journal for the Preservation of Library and Archival Material.

Querner, P. (2016) Linking webbing clothes moths to infested object or other food source in museums. Studies in Conservation 61. 111-117.

Querner, P., Pinniger, D., Hammer, A. (Eds.) (2016) Proceedings of the International Conference on IPM in museums, archives and historic houses. held in Vienna, Austria, 5.-7. June 2013. 260 pages, Online: http://museumpests.net/conferences/international-conference-in-vienna-austria-2013/

Pinniger, D., Landsberger, B., Mayer, A., Querner, P. (2016) Handbuch Integriertes Schädlingsmanagement in Museen, Archiven und historischen Gebäuden. (Übersetzung des Fachbuches von David Pinniger in Deutsch). Gebrüder Mann Verlag, Berlin, 168.

Querner, P. (2015) Insect pests and Integrated Pest Management in museums, libraries and historic buildings. Insects, special issue on Integrated Pest Management 6(2), 595-607.

Querner, P., Kimmel, T. (2015) Integrierte Schädlingsmanagement und -bekämpfung (IPM) in der Sammlungspflege. Sammlungspflege.

Götz, E, T Kimmel, M Morelli, P Querner. (2015) Kunstgenuss – IPM im Kunsthistorischen Museum. Festschrift Kölln.

Brimblecombe, P., Querner, P. (2014) Webbing clothes moth catch and the management of heritage environments. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 96, 50-57.

Querner, P., Kimmel, T., Fleck, S., Götz, E., Morelli, M., Sterflinger, K. (2013) Integriertes Schädlingsmanagement (IPM) im Hinblick auf den Depotumzug nach Himberg. Technologische Studien, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien – Sonderband Depot 9/10, 63-80.

Querner, P., Kjerulff A.-K. (2013) Non-Chemical Methods to Control Pests in Museums: An Overview. Rogerio-Candelera, M. A. Lazzari, M. Cano, E. (Eds.) Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage. Taylor & Francis. 273-276.

Querner, P., Morelli, M., Kimmel, T. (2013) Transport von Schädlingen mit Kunstobjekten – ein unterschätztes Problem. In: Kunst unterwegs – Tagungsband der Österreichischen Restauratoren 14, 86-92.


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