Previous Events and Workshops

  • NatSCA Conference & AGM 2016

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, April 22, 2016 - 17:00
    The Silk Mill and Derby Museum & Art Gallery

    The Natural Sciences Collections Association will be holding their next annual conference & AGM on 21 & 22 April 2016. The event will be hosted by Derby Museums, and take place at The Silk Mill and Derby Museum & Art Gallery.

    The Nature of Collections

    Places are now available to book.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Curating Human Remains in the UK

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 -
    09:30 to 15:00
    Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Bristol
    Held jointly by the Natural Science Collections Association (NatSCA), the Museum Ethnographers Group (MEG), the Society for Museum Archaeology (SMA) and the Human Remains Subject Specialist Network.

    This full day of talks and case studies relates to working with and researching human remains. The day will include the conservation, storage and legal responsibilities relating to displaying this material.

  • Identification of natural materials workshop

    Thursday, October 15, 2015 -
    10:00 to 15:00
    Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

    Museum staff caring for collections will understand how important it is to be able to identify the materials objects are made from. This workshop aims to provide museum professionals and students with an opportunity to learn how to identify raw materials and understand how current legislation can guide best practice in the museum environment.

    *Places now available due to late cancellation!

  • Bone collections: using, conserving and understanding osteology in museums

    Javan Rhino skull (c)Leeds Museums and Galleries
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 -
    09:30 to 17:00
    University Museum Of Zoology, Cambridge

    Many institutions look after diverse osteological collections with complicated care and management needs. Understanding, using, maintaining and conserving these collections is a large and complex topic. This day uses talks, examples, advice from experts in the field and the opportunity for hands-on tutoring to give collection managers greater insight into looking after these wonderful objects.