In January 2021 ICM was commissioned to treat a large number of mainly textile, but also wooden, objects from Villa Oasis in Marrakech.

Villa Oasis is situated in the Jardin Majorelle, a garden of 4000 square meters, and one of the most beautiful places on earth. The Musée Yves Saint Laurent borders on the garden.

Figure 1: Villa Oasis, Marrakech (Photo ©ICM)

Figure 2: ICM mobile chamber at Villa Oasis  (Photo ©Jardin Majorelle)

Mainly two insect pest species had attacked the artworks and antiques in the building: clothes moths and carpet beetle (Anthrenus flavipes). Below two photos of dead insects after the treatment.

Figure 3: Dead clothes moth and carpet beetle larvae after the humidity controlled warm air treatment (Photo: ©ICM)

On the African continent this was the first project ever where humidity regulated warm air was used to treat heritage objects against insect infestations