NatSCA Conference & AGM 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 14:00 to Friday, May 3, 2019 - 16:30
National Museum of Ireland, Dublin – Collins Barracks site

The Annual Conference & AGM of the Natural Sciences Collections Association will be held between the 1st and 3rd May 2019 at the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin – Collins Barracks site.

The afternoon of the first day will include tours and activities, the second day will include the AGM, presentations and poster sessions, and the third day will include presentations and tours.

Dead Interesting: Secrets of Collections Success

The #NatSCA2019 conference aims to unlock the secrets of collections success by sharing how our members and colleagues in the wider sector have used collections
to benefit their organisations, communities and the wider world.

We will host three themed sessions, with a focus on:

  • Collections: Reveal your collections care, research and access secrets.
  • Engagement: What are your engagement success stories and how did you make them happen?
  • Museums and Tech: How has technology helped you unlock, understand and unleash your collections?

This conference intends to offer an opportunity to share the best ideas and approaches to working with collections. We will prioritise papers that focus on sharing ideas, tools and guidance rather than simply reporting results – so please try to reflect this in your abstract.

While we have a focus on natural science collections, we recognise that we can learn from others in the wider museum sector and we welcome submissions from anyone who wishes to share techniques and ideas with broader relevance and application.

Please complete your abstract by downloading and completing a submission form and note that if your paper is accepted your name, organisation and social media handle (but not your contact email) will be published online in the conference programme.

Deadline for submission: 31st January 2019

Abstract submission form download (.docx format)

Please send your abstract to: