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.

U.S. Government Initiative to Help Support Ukrainian Collections

The U.S. Department of State, the Interagency Working Group on Scientific Collections (IWGSC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (SCRI) are working together to help identify, and where possible assist with efforts to save and protect priceless Ukrainian archival, cultural, and scientific collections under threat.  They are requesting help in quickly identifying relevant collections in Ukraine and their needs.  Please use this Google Form to provide information about respective collection(s), including descriptions, locations, special needs, and points of contact.  Please submit one form entry for each collection.  The data submitted will be stored in a secure database with the State Department.

The Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) Steering Committee has compiled a list of several other initiatives to help Ukrainian collections.  Visit their website to learn more about how you can help.

U.S. Government Initiative to Help Support Ukrainian Collections
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