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FENSCORE Returns

The Federation for Natural Sciences Collections Research (FENSCORE) online database of UK Natural History Collections has moved to a new home here at NatSCA. It can now be accessed at fenscore.natsca.org.

Many thanks to everyone who has helped make this possible.

Call for posters: Bone Collections: using, conserving and understanding osteology in museums

The Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA) invites you to submit abstracts for short, informal poster presentations to be held at the Bone Collections conference on the 8th of September at the Museum of Zoology, Cambridge.

Bone collections: using, conserving and understanding osteology in museums

Javan Rhino skull (c)Leeds Museums and Galleries
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 -
09:30 to 17:00
University Museum Of Zoology, Cambridge

Many institutions look after diverse osteological collections with complicated care and management needs. Understanding, using, maintaining and conserving these collections is a large and complex topic. This day uses talks, examples, advice from experts in the field and the opportunity for hands-on tutoring to give collection managers greater insight into looking after these wonderful objects.

Museums Unleashed: using traditional and social media to communicate collections

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 09:15 to Friday, May 22, 2015 - 17:00
Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives, Bristol

Our conference is now over, but you can download abstracts of the talks and view tweets from the conference at #natsca2015.

Natural History Near You

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