24th annual meeting of SPNHC

Bridging Continents - New Initiatives and Perspectives in Natural History collections

6 - 11 July 2009

Leiden, The Netherlands




Committee reports



The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections was formed in 1985 and is recognized as a non-profit organization in the United States. SPNHC members receive Collection Forum, a biannual journal of reviewed technical information, and two issues of the SPNHC Newsletter each year. The Society for the
Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) is a multidisciplinary organization composed of individuals
who are interested in development and preservation of natural history collections. Natural history collections include specimens and supporting documentation, such as audio-visual materials, labels, library materials, field data,
and similar archives. The Society actively encourages the participation of
individuals involved with all aspects of natural history collections.
The SPNHC Newsletter (ISSN 1071-2887) is published twice a year, March and September, by the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, c/o Division of Ichthyology, Natural History Museum & Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas,
Dyche Hall, 1345 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045-7561, USA.
Changes of address should be directed to SPNHC Treasurer, Planetarium Station, PO Box 526, New York, NY
10024-0526, USA.
Submissions are welcome. Please forward announcements, articles and notes to the Newsletter Editors by mail
or email.
Deadline for the next Newsletter is February 1, 2009.


National Museum of Natural History Naturalis ;

Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)

Registration information 
Deadline: 05-05-2009

Call for papers deadline: 01-03-2009

Update: 27-08-2008



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