The team at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery recently welcomed Jane Thompson-Webb from Birmingham Museums. She was checking out our knowledge of what sort of insects can damage collections.
On your visit to the Museum you may notice little cardboard devices on the floor of our galleries. These are pest traps and are excellent for capturing Carpet Beetle larvae and Silverfish which can do damage to collections over time.
Destructive pests aren’t just attracted to museum collections either. When you are shaking out that winter coat from your wardrobe it might be worth just checking that a Clothes Moth hasn’t taken up residence!