NatSCA Conservation Twitter Conference

Call for Papers: NatSCA Conservation Twitter Conference, January 2021


NatSCA is hosting a Twitter conference which aims to promote projects and stories relating to the conservation of natural history collections. The subject of each submission can be as diverse as the field of natural history itself, from storage projects, preventative work, treatments, new innovations, or to how recent world health events are shaping the way we work with collections. Join us for this great opportunity to explore conservation work relating to the range of natural materials including bone, taxidermy, fluid preserved collections, geology, botany and entomology.

Call for Submissions

We are inviting you to propose presentations hosted on Twitter that are 5-10 tweets in length (max. 280 characters per tweet) or a 5-10 minute video. Each tweet should be accompanied by an image or illustrative figure.
Please provide your Twitter handle in form below. If a participant does not have a Twitter account, then the NatSCA Conservation Committee can schedule the tweets through the NatSCA twitter account.
The language of the conference is English.

Please complete the form (.docx) and send to the email below. Selected abstracts for presentations will be given a date and time for posting tweets and a full conference schedule will be advertised beforehand.
Presenters will be given additional tweeting guidelines once the conference schedule has been arranged.
Deadline for submissions is 30th November 2020

Please send your completed form, or any queries to

Booking Open: Decolonising Natural Science Collections

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 00:00

Booking now open!

Decolonising Natural Science Collections
November 19th 2020

NatSCA (Natural Science Collections Association) will be holding a one-day online conference on November 19th 2020.

Miranda Lowe and Subhadra Das will be leading the proceedings as keynote speakers, presenting an update on their widely shared NatSCA paper - Nature Read in Black and White: decolonial approaches to interpreting natural history collections

Journal of Natural Science Collections Volume 7

Volume 7 of the Journal of Natural Science Collections is now available online to NatSCA members.

Our members will have received a download like via email or can access the journal here on our website. Those who have requested physical copies should be receiving them in the coming days.

Articles the previous volume of the journal is now freely available online. You can access the entire Volume 6 journal or selected articles.

2020 Conference & AGM Update: Covid-19

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, May 15, 2020 - 17:00

NatSCA2020 and Covid-19

Due to the rapidly evolving situation relating to Covid-19, the NatSCA trustees have taken the decision to postpone our annual conference and AGM which was planned for 14th-15th May 2020.

We hope to schedule an alternative date once the situation has become more stable and we will keep speakers and members informed of progress.

This is not a decision that has been taken lightly, and we apologise to all those affected. We hope that our speakers will be available at a later date.

Growing Networks: new botanical workshops

(c) The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 09:00 to Monday, June 15, 2020 - 17:30
Cambridge, London and Edinburgh

The Fitzwilliam Museum invites applications from early- to mid-career curators of botanical works of art on paper to participate in a series of workshops and collections visits in Cambridge, London and Edinburgh.

The workshops will centre on the Fitzwilliam Museum’s outstanding collection of around 2,000 botanical drawings, watercolours and prints, dating from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. These include superb examples by the most renowned and influential practitioners of the genre, mainly European, as well as artists of the Chinese, Japanese and Indian schools.