Highlights from our Joint Conference with GCG and SPNHC

Thank you to all who joined us in Cardiff for our annual conference held jointly with GCG and SPNHC and our AGM. The conference saw lots of incredible talks as well as some exciting changes for NatSCA, including changes to our committee, a new memorandum of understanding and more!

Natural History Near You: Putting natural history collections on the map with #NHNearYou

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Today we are officially launching our crowdsourcing project, Natural History Near You (#NHNearYou), to find every natural history collection in the UK & Ireland and discover what they hold and what state they're in. We want to help researchers of all kinds find collections that they can use to bring the collections and their hidden stories to life, and we need your help to do it!

Understanding Audiences: The Popularity of Museum Galleries

NatSCA are pleased to present the findings of an Arts Council England funded study into the audiences of mixed discipline museums.

We hope that this information will allow us to better understand how natural science galleries are perceived by the public and to allow other Subject Specialist Networks and museums to gain an insight to their audiences.

SPNHC/NatSCA/GCG in Cardiff

By Ham (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 09:00 to Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 14:00
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Millennium Centre Cardiff Bay

The Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and partners are honoured to be hosting the 29th NatSCA/SPNHC Annual General Meeting and conference with the theme ‘Historic Collections: Future Resource’. The conference will take place during the week of June 22nd to June 28th, 2014.

Click here for more details.

Care and Conservation of Natural History Collections Now Online

You can now find the full text of Care & Conservation of Natural History Collections by David Carter & Annette Walker freely available online here. This out-of-print book is reproduced by NatSCA for your reference with the permission of copyright holders, publishers and all contributors. Thank you to all who helped make this possible. We hope you will find it a valuable resource.