Previous Events and Workshops

  • Caring for Natural Science Collections: A one day conference exploring advances in conservation

    (c) Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 -
    09:15 to 17:00
    Oxford University Museum of Natural History
    Registration now open for the Caring for Natural Science Collections one-day conference
  • Skeleton Preparation Workshop

    (c) Leeds Museums and Galleries
    Wednesday, July 4, 2018 -
    09:30 to 16:00
    Historic England, Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth

    A day-long course in animal skeleton preparation. Learn how to skin, separate the limbs from the body and head, deflesh and prepare small mammal and bird carcasses. Historic England (HE) has an extensive, and growing, collection of animal skeletons that are used by zooarchaeologists for reference. They are therefore experts in preparing skeletons and are delivering this course for NatSCA in Portsmouth in July. Eva Fairnell and Polydora Baker will take you through the steps from carcass to skeleton using material at HE. The course covers everything apart from articulation.

  • NatSCA Conference & AGM 2018

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, April 27, 2018 - 17:00
    Leeds City Museum

    Registration is now open for the NatSCA Conference & AGM 2018 at Leeds City Museum on the 26th and 27th of April.

    This year's conference theme is "The museum ecosystem: exploring how different subject specialisms can work closer together".

  • Bringing the dead to life: how to display museum natural science

    Friday, September 22, 2017 -
    10:00 to 16:15
    Room G22 LT, Pearson Building (North East Entrance), University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

    This day concentrates on the opportunities and pitfalls you might consider when mounting a museum exhibition. We hope to provide you with plenty of case studies and advice on how to successfully display collections.
    Whilst the day has natural science collections in mind, it should be of use to anyone considering putting on an object display, whatever the theme.