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What are the benefits of natural history museums working with local record centres?

 

Thursday 4 December 1430-1600 Flett Theatre, NHM.

 

Steve Hewitt, Curator of Natural Sciences, Tullie House Museum and Gallery

Teresa Frost, Manager Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre

 

The relationship between natural history museums and local records centres was once strong, complementing and supporting each other. The pooling of historical museum collections with contemporary data provided a valuable perspective on the country’s changing biodiversity. But in recent decades this important link has diminished.

 

Join this session to hear about the relationship between Tullie House Museum, Carlisle Natural History Society and the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC). Together they support each other to create a momentum for biodiversity study. As well as the management and dissemination of collections data through CBDC, the museum gains from relationships with external organisations engaging with the centre. What can we at the Natural History Museum learn from these and other benefits of a now rare arrangement?

 

Open to all.  The seminar is open to all Museum staff.  We welcome colleagues from other institutions.

 

If you would like to attend please email: julie.reynolds@nhm.ac.uk.

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