Dear colleagues,

You can register now for the online live course “Care and Management of Natural History Collections”. AABA members are entitled a 20 % discount.

Dates and schedule: Online live sessions on the 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, and 25th of April, from 16:00 to 20:30 (Madrid time zone). Total course hours: 40; 27 hours of live sessions, plus 13 hours of pre-recorded lectures to watch asynchronously.

Instructors: John E. Simmons (Museologica, USA) and Dr. Greg McDonald (Bureau of Land Management, USA).

Course Overview: 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.

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