Category Archive: News

Harnessing Natural History Collections Data for Addressing National Challenges: The Biodiversity Collections and Data Wish List

During the past year, the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN – has been gathering feedback from stakeholder communities about biodiversity collections and the data derived from them. This feedback will inform a vision for how… Continue reading

SPNHC 2019 – Chicago

It’s not too early to start planning for our next meeting! Hosted by the Field Museum Date: May 25-31, 2019 Location: Chicago, IL, USA Theme: Making the Case for Natural History Collections Since… Continue reading

Nominate an Expert – NASEM Study on Biological Collections

At the request of the National Science Foundation, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is undertaking a study on Biological Collections: Their Past, Present, and Future Contributions and Options to Maintaining Them.… Continue reading

Statement Regarding the Tragic Loss of Collections at Museu Nacional de Rio de Janeiro from the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) expresses shock and sorrow at the devastation of Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro due to fire on the evening of 2 September, 2018. The… Continue reading

Call for Nominations

The SPNHC recognition and Grants Committee is inviting nominations for the following:  The Carolyn L. Rose Award is our Society’s highest honor and is given to a practitioner (SPNHC membership is not required) whose… Continue reading

Conference Early-bird Rates Extended

As the Local Organizing Committee for SPNHC and TDWG extended the closing date for abstract submissions, we will now extend the early bird rates for conference registration to Thursday, May 31st, 2018. We… Continue reading

Jean Frances DeMouthe (1949 to 2017)

On October 20, 2017, the SPNHC community lost a dear friend and supporter when Jean DeMouthe passed away after a long battle with cancer.  For the past 44 years Jean has worked at… Continue reading

Deadline for SPNHC submissions extended

The deadline for abstracts has been extended for two weeks.  The new deadline is: 26 March, 2018, 23:59 UTC This deadline is for all contributions to SPNHC and TDWG sessions at the joint SPNHC-TDWG annual conference in Dunedin, New Zealand.… Continue reading

SPNHC-TDWG 2018 – Registration opens March 12th

The Local Organising Committee is pleased to announce that Early Bird Registration for the 2018 conference in Dunedin, New Zealand opens March 12th. PLEASE REGISTER HERE Please note that registration includes a membership… Continue reading


The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) has a Travel Grant program designed to assist members with the costs of attending the Society’s annual meeting. Grants will be available for… Continue reading

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