NatSCA Conference & AGM 2016 – CALL FOR PAPERS

Monday, December 7, 2015

We will be holding our next annual conference & AGM on 21 & 22 April 2016. The event will be hosted by Derby Museums, and take place at The Silk Mill and Derby Museum & Art Gallery.

The Nature of Collections

How museums inspire our connection to the natural world

For our next conference we are inviting papers and posters looking at how museums have inspired and shaped the relationship of visitors and users of the collections to the natural world.

Suggested topics/case-study examples could include:

  • Projects between wildlife/environmental organisations/parks and museums.
  • The training & developing of naturalist skills using collections.
  • Artists projects connecting collections/gallery to outside spaces.
  • Looking at the relationship between natural history societies, their collections & museums.
  • Exhibition examples linking preserved specimens and our environment.

Please send abstracts (100- 150 words) to along with name, organisation and contact details.

Please indicate whether submission is for a presentation or poster.

Deadline for submission 5 Feb 2016.

We look forward to seeing you there.