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The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections [SPNHC] is an international society whose mission is to improve the preservation, conservation and management of natural history collections to ensure their continuing value to society.


  1. New Access and Benefit Sharing Article Posted


    Access and Benefit Sharing - Global Implications for Biodiversity Research, Collections and Collection Management Arising from the Nagoya Protocol (excerpt from SPNHC Connection September 2014 Vol Read More...

  2. Nominations Deadline November 1, 2014


    A reminder that November 1 is the deadline for nominations for the following: • The Carolyn L. Rose Award is our Society’s highest honor and is given to a practitioner (SPNHC member Read More...

  3. New Leaflet: The Restoration Of A Human Skeleton - As A Scientific Specimen


    Niccolo Caldararo, (Dept of Anthropology SFSU); Claire Antonetti (Claire Antonetti Fine Arts  Conservation, Oakland, CA) and Jena Hirschbein (Buffalo State College Art Conservation Graduate Pr Read More...

  4. Cracking the Collections: From Field to Collection


    Check out the latest post from the Emerging Professionals blog.  This month, Katharine Corriveau relates stories of the bushy-tailed woodrat that connect historical collections and archives to Read More...