Care and Conservation of Insect Collections

NatSCA event
Friday, March 22, 2019 -
10:00 to 16:00

Organised by


Oxford University Museum of Natural History

This one day course will cover all you need to know about looking after entomology collections, from modern collections management techniques and to practical remedial conservation skills. Starting with the basics, the morning session will focus on collections assessment and storage. The afternoon will involve participants in a hands-on practical session covering the various materials and methods used to conserve specimens. Further information from the day will be made available via an electronic resource pack.

The aim of this one-day course is to give participants practical, usable advice that can be implemented quickly and cost-effectively. Staff at the OUMNH have experience dealing with a wide range of collection types and storage scenarios across the sector. Various case-studies from the collections will be discussed on the day and participants will be encouraged to share examples from their own institutions.

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To book your place on this course please go to

£75 NatSCA Members
£95 Non-members

Cost includes an equipment pack covering all the basic necessities for fixing entomological specimens. Numbers on this course are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.