NatSCA Conference & AGM 2024

NatSCA event
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 09:00 to Friday, April 19, 2024 - 17:00

Organised by


Oxford University Museum of Natural History

On April 18th and 19th 2024, NatSCA hosted 'Trials and Triumphs: sharing practice across the museum sector', the 2024 NatSCA Conference at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

This conference was recorded and can be viewed online on our YouTube channel. [External Link]

Past Event Info:

NatSCA Conference & AGM 2024

The Annual Conference & AGM of the Natural Sciences Collections Association will be held on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th April 2024 in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The first day will include the AGM, presentations, and lightning talks. The second day will include presentations in the morning, followed by gallery and collection tours in the afternoon.

Trials and Triumphs

Sharing practice across the museum sector

This practical conference aims to celebrate triumphs and amplify successes in museums, but also highlight the pitfalls and lessons learned from situations that didn’t go as planned.

The event will be physical/digital hybrid, with attendees able to attend either in person in Oxford or online via Zoom. Details for joining via Zoom will be circulated to digital attendees in early April (or if booking after this date, will be included in your order confirmation email).

View Draft Programme

Confirmed Trade Stands Attending:

Vernon Systems

Networking and Conference Meal - Thursday 18th April

17.00 - 18.45
Informal get-together at a local pub (location TBC) or freshening-up break
19.00 onwards
Conference dinner: A traditional Oxford college experience of a three-course meal in the dining-hall-setting of St Cross College. Registration for the conference meal has now closed.

Collections Tours - Friday 19th April

A fantastic array of free tours has been arranged by colleagues at Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Booking details to follow.


The conference is a hybrid event, with attendees able to attend in person or online via Zoom. Online attendance covers both days - £65 for members and £90 for non-members. There is no early-bird rate for online attendance. Physical attendance prices are listed below.
Members - please contact for your promotional code to release discounted tickets. Please note, institutional members may claim up to two discounted places. If you'd like to become a member please use the same email address.

Standard Earlybird (Before March 8th)
Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
Both Days One Day Both Days One Day Both Days One Day Both Days One Day
£140 £80.00 £200.00 £110.00 £120.00 £65.00 £180.00 £95.00

Registration has now closed.

Please note, NatSCA is not VAT registered and no VAT is being charged.

Meetings Policies

As a NatSCA led event, this event is subject to our meetings policies, which can be found here.