Natural Science Collections: The Basics

(c)Leeds Museums and Galleries
Monday, March 2, 2020 -
10:15 to 16:15
University of Cambridge Museum of Zoology

A day exploring natural science collections aimed at those who have little to no experience or knowledge of working with them.

Have you ever wanted to find out more about natural science collections, their care and use? Are you a non-specialist in need of some information on how to facilitate more access to natural science collections? Answer yes to either of these questions and this day is FOR YOU.

CALL FOR PAPERS - 2020 Conference & AGM: Changing the World: Environmental Breakdown, Decolonisation and Natural Science Collections

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 10:00 to Friday, May 15, 2020 - 17:00
National Museum Wales, Cardiff

We are pleased to announce that The Natural Science Collections Association will be holding #NatSCA2020, our next annual conference & AGM, on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th May 2020.

National Museum Wales will be hosting the conference at two venues: St Fagans National Museum of History and National Museum Cardiff.

The theme will be Changing the World: Environmental Breakdown, Decolonisation and Natural Science Collections

Growing Networks: new botanical workshops

(c) The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 09:00 to Monday, June 15, 2020 - 17:30
Cambridge, London and Edinburgh

The Fitzwilliam Museum invites applications from early- to mid-career curators of botanical works of art on paper to participate in a series of workshops and collections visits in Cambridge, London and Edinburgh.

The workshops will centre on the Fitzwilliam Museum’s outstanding collection of around 2,000 botanical drawings, watercolours and prints, dating from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. These include superb examples by the most renowned and influential practitioners of the genre, mainly European, as well as artists of the Chinese, Japanese and Indian schools.

An introduction to mobilising your collection’s biodiversity data

Monday, November 11, 2019 -
10:30 to 17:30
M Shed, Bristol
This workshop, organised by NatSCA, Bristol Culture and NHM London, will take you through the steps required to digitise and share specimen occurrence data (‘what, where, when, who’) with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). A mixture of talks and exercises will provide achievable solutions, but also help delegates make the case for future investment.

The workshop is aimed at people working with natural sciences collections who have a background in the subject but no experience of data mobilisation. Its focus is biological collections.

Journal of Natural Science Collections Volume 6

The Journal of Natural Science Collections Volume 6 is now available to NatSCA members!

Print copies are on their way to our members and members can also access Volume 6 online here. Articles are accessible to NatSCA members only and can be unlocked by using the password provided by our membership secretary. All articles will be available exclusively to NatSCA members for the first year following their publication.