Natural Science Collections Alliance

Our members are part of an international community of museums, botanical gardens, herbariums, universities and other institutions that house natural science collections and utilize them in research, exhibitions, academic and informal science education, and outreach activities.

NSC Alliance Sponsored Symposium at SPNHC Conference

On 20 May 2015 the annual meeting of the Society for Preservation of Natural History Collections kicked off in Gainesville, Florida with a Plenary Session planned by the NSC Alliance, iDigBio, and the NIBA Research Coordination Network.

The Plenary, “Collections for the 21st Century,” featured:

– Larry M. Page, Director, iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
In Defense of Specimen Collecting, Natural History Collections, and Bioethics

– Susan Middleton, independent artist, photographer, author and educator, and Research Associate, California Academy of Sciences
Evidence of Evolution: Darwin’s Cabinet of Curiosities

– Erin Tripp, Curator of Botany, Museum of Natural History, and Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado
Endless Forms, Most Useful

– Austin Mast, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
WeDigBio—Public Participation in Digitization of Natural History Collections Hits its Stride

– Quentin Wheeler, President, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York
Time to Grow a Pair: Institutional Leadership, Taxonomy and Natural History

– Robert Gropp, Director, Public Policy Office, AIBS and NSC Alliance, Washington, DC
Building a Networked National Community for Collections

The program, which was broadcast live by iDigBio will also be archived and made available in the coming weeks.

NSC Alliance Sponsored Symposium at SPNHC Conference
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