Previous Events and Workshops

  • Booking Open: Decolonising Natural Science Collections

    Thursday, November 19, 2020 -
    09:45 to 16:15

    Booking now open!

    Decolonising Natural Science Collections
    November 19th 2020

    NatSCA (Natural Science Collections Association) will be holding a one-day online conference on November 19th 2020, 9:50am - 4.15pm GMT.

    Miranda Lowe and Subhadra Das will be leading the proceedings as keynote speakers, presenting an update on their widely shared NatSCA paper - Nature Read in Black and White: decolonial approaches to interpreting natural history collections

  • 2020 Conference & AGM Update: Covid-19

    Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, May 15, 2020 - 17:00

    NatSCA2020 and Covid-19

    Due to the rapidly evolving situation relating to Covid-19, the NatSCA trustees have taken the decision to postpone our annual conference and AGM which was planned for 14th-15th May 2020.

    We hope to schedule an alternative date once the situation has become more stable and we will keep speakers and members informed of progress.

    This is not a decision that has been taken lightly, and we apologise to all those affected. We hope that our speakers will be available at a later date.

  • 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.

  • 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.