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.

Survey of Collections Advocacy in Natural History Exhibits

The Natural Sciences Collections Alliance is sharing the following opportunity with collections professionals.

Katharine Corriveau, a graduate student in museum studies at John F. Kennedy University, is conducting a survey of natural history museum curators, collection managers, researchers and other collections professionals.  Her research focuses on understanding the challenges that face the preservation and growth of natural history collections in the 21st century, as related to dwindling resources dedicated to collections care and research, lack of public awareness of the scientific and cultural value of collections, and insufficient coverage of this value in front-of-house museum exhibits.

Results from this survey will be used to publish a snapshot of the current state of collections advocacy in museum exhibits.

Ms. Corriveau can be reached at

The survey is at

Survey of Collections Advocacy in Natural History Exhibits
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