Journal Article

  • The 11th Biennial European Bird Curators Meeting - Conference Report
    Wilson, J.J.
    NatSCA Notes & Comments, Issue 16, pages 1 - 4

    The 11th Biennial European Bird Curators (EBC) Meeting was held at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv, Israel, from September 24th to 26th, 2019. In this conference report the packed programme of talks, posters and discussion is summarized under three general themes – (i) natural history museums, bird collections and conservation in Israel; (ii) historical investigations to create data rich specimen records; and (iii) new collecting. The objective of the EBC meetings, to promote cooperation, dissemination of best practices and new techniques in the curation, management, and research of bird collections, was comprehensively achieved. Expressions of interest were put forward to host the 12th and 13th EBC meetings in Gothenburg, Sweden (2021), and Liverpool, UK (2023), respectively.

    Keywords: Birds, Ornithology, Curating, Israel, Conference, Collections