Natural History Near You

We need your help in finding out about natural history collections in the UK & Ireland. Do you know of any collections not shown on our crowdsourced map? Can you add more details about one of the collections shown?

State of the Union! Natural History Museums 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

After visiting the recent natural history museum community conference in July: SPNCH 2014, Cardiff, Mark Carnall reflects on what the sector internationally is thinking and doing - in particular what’s happening digitally and what people’s thoughts are on a UK natural science database.

Highlights from our Joint Conference with GCG and SPNHC

Thank you to all who joined us in Cardiff for our annual conference held jointly with GCG and SPNHC and our AGM. The conference saw lots of incredible talks as well as some exciting changes for NatSCA, including changes to our committee, a new memorandum of understanding and more!

Natural History Near You: Putting natural history collections on the map with #NHNearYou

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Today we are officially launching our crowdsourcing project, Natural History Near You (#NHNearYou), to find every natural history collection in the UK & Ireland and discover what they hold and what state they're in. We want to help researchers of all kinds find collections that they can use to bring the collections and their hidden stories to life, and we need your help to do it!

Understanding Audiences: The Popularity of Museum Galleries

NatSCA are pleased to present the findings of an Arts Council England funded study into the audiences of mixed discipline museums.

We hope that this information will allow us to better understand how natural science galleries are perceived by the public and to allow other Subject Specialist Networks and museums to gain an insight to their audiences.