After the success of last year edition, Transmitting Science course "Care and Management of Natural History Collections - 2nd ed." has open registration now.
Dates: April 23rd-27th, 2018.
Instructors: Dr. Greg McDonald (National Park Service, USA) and Dr. John E. Simmons (Museologica, USA).
Site: Facilities of the ICP (Sabadell, Barcelona).
Using a combination of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and readings, this course will teach participants how to better care for and manage all natural history collections (including botany, geosciences, and zoology).
The importance of the collections storage environment is emphasized, as well as the identification and selection of inert materials, testing locally available materials, adapting collections care standards to particular environmental conditions, and good management through sound policies and collection planning.
Rather than the traditional discipline-based approach, the course teaches collections care based on collection material and preparation type―dry preparations, wet preparations, and documentation (including paper-based and electronic media).
The course will benefit individuals who already have experience in caring for natural history collections, as well as those who intend to work with natural history collections.
Testimonials of previous edition: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/museums-and-collections/care-management-natural-history-collections/#testimonials
This course is co-organized by Transmitting Science and the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia M. Crusafont. Place are limited and will be covered by strict registration order.
Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you consider it appropriate.
With best regardsSole
Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona). Spain