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.

NatSCA Conference & AGM 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:00 to Friday, May 3, 2019 - 17:00
National Museum of Ireland - Collins Barracks, Benburb St, Arran Quay, Dublin, Ireland

Registration is now open for #NatSCA 2019! The NatSCA Conference & AGM 2019 will be held between the 1st and 3rd May 2019 at the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. Our theme this year is "Dead Interesting: Secrets of Collections Success" with a focus on collections, engagement and museums and tech. Book your place today!

Digitisation and data management challenges in small collections

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 08:00 to Friday, March 15, 2019 - 19:00
National Museum of Natural History - Sofia

TIGHT DEADLINE - 10th February to apply!!

The Training School will target a basic but important part of the digitisation procedure of biological and geological collections and will include the following topics:

- origins of data (taxonomic data, specimens and materials, literature data, field work notes, occurrence data, remote sensing data etc.)

- data quality, ensuring the maximum quality when digitising taxonomic, geographical collection and descriptive data

- data cleaning in order to improve the quality of data and make them "fit-for-use"