Category Archive: Announcements

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

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

AAM Sustainability Excellence Award Deadline Approaching

The Sustainability Excellence Award is an AAM PIC Green signature program that educates, facilitates, and encourages green practices in museums. Started in 2014, the award recognizes sustainability efforts in facilities, programming, and exhibits… Continue reading


The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections ( is proud to announce the results of the 2018 Elections.  Join us in congratulating the following members who were elected to the open… Continue reading

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