Previous Events and Workshops

  • SPNHC / BHL / NatSCA 2022

    Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 08:30 to Friday, June 10, 2022 - 17:00
    National Museums of Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

    Save the Date!

    We invite you to attend SPNHC 2022

    Through the door and through the web: releasing the power of natural history collections onsite and online

    The meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and International Partner – BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library) and National Partner – NatSCA (Natural Sciences Collections Association) will take place at Edinburgh First Campus in Edinburgh, Scotland from the 5th - 10th of June 2022.

  • NatSCA Conference & AGM 2021

    Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 09:45 to Friday, May 28, 2021 - 16:00

    Changing the World: Environmental Breakdown and Natural Science collections

    The NatSCA 2021 conference and AGM will take place on 27th and 28th May, online via Zoom. 9.50am-4pm BST (UTC +1)

    The #NatSCA2021 conference will explore the role of natural science collections in addressing or engaging with one of the planet’s biggest issues - environmental breakdown; as well as sharing other exciting developments from the sector.

  • 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.