Out of the Box: Sharing Strategies for Accessing Natural History Collections

Symposium 1-2 June, 2017, jointly hosted by the University of Canberra and CSIRO
Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra, Australia

Out of the Box is a two-day symposium to bring together scientists, museum people, artists, citizen scientists and others who share an interest in promoting natural history collections to wider audiences.

Invited speakers will introduce art and natural history, citizen science, conservation of historic specimens and digital collection discovery, and our keynote speaker Deirdre Coleman (University of Melbourne) will delve into historical taxonomy and the connections between politics, personalities and natural history collections from the past. We will take these ideas forward into discussion sessions aimed at developing new, cross-disciplinary networks and relationships to get natural history collections Out of the Box. The symposium will also include tours of CSIRO collections, workshops on practical techniques for using and caring for natural history collections, and a Lightning Talk session for participants to share their projects.

Registration: Full price $176, $88 for concession card holders, plus symposium dinner on the evening of June 1 ($30). For more information, or to register to present a Lightning Talk, contact Alison Wain at Alison.wain@canberra.edu.au or see the symposium website at http://www.canberra.edu.au/research/faculty-research-centres/cccr/events/outofthebox/