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Become a Member

SPNHC is a multidisciplinary organization composed of individuals who are interested in the development and preservation of natural history collections.

These include not just specimens, but also supporting documentation, such as audio-visual materials, labels, library materials, field data and similar archives. If you look after collections, use collections, or if you just have an interest in natural history, then you should be a SPNHC member.

About Us

SPNHC was formed in 1985 and is recognized as a non-profit organization {501(c)(3)} in the United States. The Society’s objectives are:

  • To provide and maintain an international association of persons who study and care for natural history collections
  • To encourage research on the essential requirements for preserving, storing, studying and displaying natural history collections
  • To publish a professional journal, Collection Forum, and encourage the dissemination of information about natural history collections
  • To hold annual meetings and sponsor symposia and workshops to foster the exchange of ideas and information

Benefits of Membership

SPNHC members receive Collection Forum, a biannual journal of reviewed technical information, and two issues of the SPNHC Newsletter each year. More importantly, members become part of an active and vibrant community of more than 600 members worldwide.

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