Natural History Near You

Heatmap of UK collections
Heatmap of UK collections

Putting natural history collections on the map

Natural History Near You is a crowdsourcing project that aims to enable people who work with natural science collections to put them on the map.

This exercise will help researchers to find collections that they might use in their local area, or to plan more effective research trips to other regions. It will help schools to plan visits and provide the public with information about collections they may want to visit.

It will also allow NatSCA to keep track of the state of natural history collections in Britain and Ireland, to get a better understanding of the changing sector and to offer advocacy support where it might be needed.

Find out more about this project, view the current map and submit new listings here.

Updates:

Natural History Near You: Putting natural history collections on the map with #NHNearYou

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Today we are officially launching our crowdsourcing project, Natural History Near You (#NHNearYou), to find every natural history collection in the UK & Ireland and discover what they hold and what state they're in. We want to help researchers of all kinds find collections that they can use to bring the collections and their hidden stories to life, and we need your help to do it!