Previous Events and Workshops

  • NatSCA Lunchtime Chats

    Thursday, February 29, 2024 -
    12:30 to 13:30

    Welcome to the NatSCA Lunchtime Chats, a membership-only feature of NatSCA to connect, inspire, comfort and distract all of our lovely community.

  • An Introduction to Natural Science Collections Legislation

    Thursday, November 23, 2023 -
    09:30 to 16:00

    This workshop, organised by NatSCA, aims to cover some of the legislation that it helps to be aware of when caring for natural science collections. Subjects will include: CITES relating to plants and animals, copyright and intellectual property rights, poisons in herbaria, loans (including shipping and packing) and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and Human Tissue Act 2004 in relation to museum collections

  • An introduction to mobilising your collection’s biodiversity data

    (c) Leeds Museums and Galleries
    Monday, July 10, 2023 -
    10:30 to 17:30
    The Natural History Museum, London

    This workshop, organised by NatSCA and NHM London, will take you through the steps required to digitise and share specimen occurrence data (‘what, where, when, who’), and understand some of the community standards used by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). A mixture of talks and exercises will provide achievable solutions and help delegates make the case for future investment. Supplementary online seminars will also be included and given on later dates to deliver more in-depth training and help answer any specific questions.

  • NatSCA 2023 Conference - Registration Open

    Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 09:00 to Friday, April 28, 2023 - 17:00
    The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

    The Annual Conference & AGM of the Natural Sciences Collections Association will be held on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th April 2023. Stoke-on-Trent Museums will be hosting the conference at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. The conference will include gallery and collection tours, presentations, poster sessions and the annual AGM.

    So how do we actually do all this?

    Hopeful futures and turning theory into practice for big issues in natural history collections