Skeleton Preparation Workshop

(c) Leeds Museums and Galleries
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 -
09:30 to 16:00
Historic England, Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth

A day-long course in animal skeleton preparation. Learn how to skin, separate the limbs from the body and head, deflesh and prepare small mammal and bird carcasses. Historic England (HE) has an extensive, and growing, collection of animal skeletons that are used by zooarchaeologists for reference. They are therefore experts in preparing skeletons and are delivering this course for NatSCA in Portsmouth in July. Eva Fairnell and Polydora Baker will take you through the steps from carcass to skeleton using material at HE. The course covers everything apart from articulation.

Committee Nominations

Nominations are now open for election to the NatSCA committee

Nominations should be proposed and seconded by NatSCA members using the form below and should be sent to Roberto Portela Miguez, Secretary of NatSCA, at the address on the form at least 4 weeks before the AGM.

Nomination form (opens Word file).

Caring for Natural Science Collections: A one day conference exploring advances in conservation

(c) Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 -
09:15 to 17:00
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Registration now open for the Caring for Natural Science Collections one-day conference

Awards and Bursaries

NatSCA would like to offer a number of bursaries for members towards the cost of the AGM and conference. There is a limited amount of money and this year the Committee is offering two bursaries of up to £250 each. This sum may be set against your travel and accommodation costs. The bursary also allows a free place at conference.

Missed #BoneDay? Catch up on Storify!

Missed our recent bone workshop at the University Museum Of Zoology, Cambridge? You can catch up on some of the activities tweeted by participants through Storify.

For those who attended the workshop, please remember to complete a feedback form!