Hello Sara. As part of our Museum's IPM program cut flowers are generally not allowed into general offices or galleries. If flowers are delivered to a staff member, they are held in our Security Control Room and must be taken at the end of the day.
We have had requests for flowers to be bought into the museum for special events. This is rare however our procedure is to inspect the flowers prior to their entry to the museum and then spray them with a pyrethrum based insecticide and placed where people are less able to smell them. Carpet Beetles can harbour (alive) in bunches of flowers - I have personally seen this. Regards - Sandra sandra yee | conservator | museums and art galleries northern territory department of natural resources, environment, the arts and sport | northern territory government p (08) 89 998 147 | f (08) 89 998 289 | sandra....@nt.gov.au | www.nt.gov.au/nretas if you are not the intended recipient of this message, any use, disclosure or copying of the message or any attachments is unauthorised. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender. no representation is given that attached files are free from viruses or other defects. scanning for viruses is recommended.