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

Herbarium conservation at Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.
(c) Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 -
09:15 to 17:00


Oxford University Museum of Natural History
NatSCA is hosting a one-day conference dedicated to conservation and its role in advancing the care of specimens, objects and archives that form our natural science collections. Often considered to be a very specific subject area, in reality this field is highly diverse. Natural science conservation deals with a huge range of collections and materials, preserving the bio- and geo-diversity of our world, along with the associated archives, objects and stories linked to these collections. Join us for this great opportunity to explore recent projects, discuss developments in new methodologies and meet others whose jobs involve the care and conservation of collections.

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Tickets are £55 members / £75 non-members

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Please be advised that this event will be filmed on behalf of NatSCA and footage may be used by the organisation for educational and promotional purposes. Attendees may appear in background shots. If you do not want to appear on footage, please advise the organising group at the registration desk on the day.

Bursaries: NatSCA would like to offer 2 bursaries for members towards the cost of the Caring for Natural Science Collections one-day conference. Two bursaries of up to £150 each are available. To apply please complete the form (click here) and return to Details of the conditions are in the form. Deadline for application is Friday 31st August 2018.


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