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SPNHC Annual Meeting

From: Julian Carter <julian.carter<-a>
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, in partnership with the
Natural Sciences Collections Association and the Geology Curators
Group, are honored to be hosting the

"Historic Collections: A Resource for the Future"
29th Annual Meeting
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)
Sunday -Friday June 22-27, 2014

The conference will be held at Cardiff Millennium Centre located in
Cardiff Bay, Europe's largest waterfront development and in Cardiff
City Centre at Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.

We are working on an exciting programme; the theme of SPNHC 2014 is
"Historic Collections: A Resource for the Future".


We also have other activities and events planned including
fieldtrips, workshops, tours of the museum collections, icebreaker
and of course the banquet.  Special sessions include;

    Historical special collections.  Collections are at the heart of
    what we do.  This session will be a celebration of our historic
    collections, and the role they continue to play in a modern

    A special 'mini symposia' from iDigBio and the Small Collections
    Network (SCNet) 'Recruiting, Retaining, and Supporting Small
    Collections in Biodiversity Digitization Initiatives'. (Session
    confirmed for Wednesday)

    For more information on theme please see


    Access and outreach to Natural History Collections: The museum
    world is changing.  Just in the last 30 years, the museum
    community has seen a shift in their public audience base from
    passive observers to active participants.  How can/do we respond
    to these challenges?

    Historical insect collections.  The re-curation and conservation
    of historic entomological collections is a minefield of damaging
    good intentions.  If you've ever asked yourself "what's so
    important about pins?" then you need to be at this session

    Managing Archives and Special Collections in Natural History

    University Museums dedicated session--such museums have long
    played an important role in the development of natural history

    Conservation:  Museum conservation in the natural sciences has
    come a long way in the last 25 years

    Advocacy special session coordinated by NatSCA.  We are in
    challenging times financially and politically.  So how do we
    make our relevance to society clear to our funding bodies?
    (Confirmed for Thursday)

    A special session of the Emerging Professionals Group:  an
    opportunity for established professionals to get together with
    emerging professionals

    The popular 'Democamp' returns, providing an opportunity for the
    practical demonstration of software, equipment and techniques.
    For further details and information on submissions for the


Registration is open


Abstracts for papers and posters can be submitted via the website


We invite you to join us in the capital of Wales in June 2014.

The Conference Organising team

Jules Carter
Principle Conservator Natural History
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

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