Previous Events and Workshops

  • Identification of Osseous & Keratinous Materials Workshop

    Thursday, January 29, 2015 -
    10:00 to 17:00
    Leeds Museum Discovery Centre

    Dr. Sonia O'Connor of the University of Bradford will be running a one day workshop on how to identify materials such as ivory, bone, antler, horn, baleen, tortoiseshell and imitations thereof. Structure, properties and appropriate care will be discussed as well as a practical session using objects from the collections at Leeds.

    This course is now fully booked. Please join the waiting list - we will be in touch in case of any cancellations.

  • Hazards in museum geological collections – the practicalities

    Friday, October 17, 2014 -
    10:00 to 17:00
    Oxford University Museum of Natural History

    We will be running a joint workshop from the Geological Curators' Group and Natural Sciences Collections Association and run jointly by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of Wales this October.

  • Taxidermy: Creativity, Curation, Context & Care

    Friday, July 18, 2014 -
    09:30 to 16:00
    UCL Room G10, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PF

    Join us for a one day conference on Taxidermy. Taxidermy collections are receiving a new lease of life, invigorated by the vision and fresh perspectives of contemporary artists and supported by curators, academics and conservators who share an appreciation for the history, ethics and practical care of taxidermy specimens.

  • SPNHC/NatSCA/GCG in Cardiff

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    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.