Ms Clare Valentine

Ms Clare Valentine

Head of Collections, Zoological and Microbial

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Department Operations Team
Phone: +44 20 7952 5521

Specialisms

Collections Management and Care; Collections Standards; Collections Policies and Procedures; Risk Management for Collections; Disaster/Contingency/Salvage Planning; Integrated Pest Management; Collections assessment & surveys; Collections storage and building design.

Summary

Roles: Head of Life Sciences Collections Job Responsibilities and Expertise: I am Head of the Life Sciences Collections. I have expertise, personal interest and involvement with a number of cross-departmental projects such as the collections store room refurbishments and collections moves; curator competencies and Integrated Pest Management risk zones. I have delegated responsibility for the care, maintenance, enhancement, administration and provision of access to the Life Sciences Collections with my colleague Theresa Howard, (Head of Collections for Entomological and Botanical collections) as well as long-term strategic planning. I am responsible for the line management of collections management staff.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSc, University of Leicester, U.K., 1988 - 1989

BSc, Queen's University of Belfast, U.K, 1984 - 1988

Employment history

Non-academic

Deputy Chair of Collections Committee (3 year term), Natural History Museum, 2015 - 2018

Head of Life Sciences Collections (3 year term), Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, 2015 - 2018

Chair of Collections Committee (3 year term), Natural History Museum, 2012 - 2015

Head of Life Sciences Collections (3 year term), Natural History Museum, 2012 - 2015

Head of Zoology Collections, Natural History Museum, Zoology Department, 2003 - 2012

Collections Manager, Lower Invertebrates, Natural History Museum, Zoology Departmert, 2001 - 2009

Curator of Recent Porifera, Invertebrates 1 Curation Group, Natural History Museum, Zoology Departmert, 1993 - 2010

Curator working jointly for the Mammal Group and Invertebrates 2 Curation Group, (Employed on 2-year contract), Natural History Museum, Zoology Departmert, 1992 - 1993

Assistant Curator, Natural Sciences, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, 1990 - 1991

Highlighted publications

Sabin RC, Adams MP, Valentine CA (2004) Elephants in the attic. null :

Other projects

Acquisition of the Magnano Collection of Beetles
Role: Member
Funding: Museum development

Committees

Chair, Collections Committee, 2012 - on going.

Other, Integrated Pest Management Group,

Member, Board of Trustees,

Publications

Kelly M, Edwards AR, Wilkinson MR, Alvarez B, De CCookS, Bergquist PR, Buckeridge JS, Campbell HJ, Reiswig HM, Valentine C (null) Porifera., In: New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia., Canterbury University Press :

Valentine C, Long S, Collins C (2008) Assessing Standards of Collections Care in a multi-disciplinary institution.. ICOM-CC Natural History Working Group Newsletter, February 2008.,

Sabin RC, Adams MP, Valentine CA (2004) Elephants in the attic. null :

Klautau MICHELLE, Valentine CLARE (2003) Revision of the genus Clathrina (Porifera, Calcarea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 139 (1) : 1 - 62. doi: 10.1046/j.0024-4082.2003.00063.x

John DM, Paterson GLJ, Evans NJ, Ramírez ME, Spencer JONESME, Báez PD, Ferrero TJ, Valentine CA, Reid DG (2003) Manual de biotopos marinos de la region de Aysén, sur de Chile. (A Manual of marine biotopes of Region Aysén, Southern Chile. The Laguna San Rafael National Park, Estero Elefantes, Chonos Archipelago And Katalalixar). Biodiversity Aysén Project : London.

Desqueyroux-faundez R, Valentine C (2002) Family Phloeodictyidae, In: Systema Porifera., Hooper JNA, van Soest RWM (Eds). Plenum Press : 893 - 917.

Desqueyroux-faundez R, Valentine C (2002) Family Petrosidae, In: Systema Porifera., Hooper JNA, van Soest RWM (Eds). Plenum Press : 906 - 917.

Desqueyroux-faundez R, Valentine C (2002) Family Niphatidae, In: Systema Porifera., Hooper JNA, van Soest RWM (Eds). Plenum Press : 874 - 889.

Desqueyroux-faundez R, Valentine C (2002) Family Callyspongidae, In: Systema Porifera., Hooper JNA, van Soest RWM (Eds). Plenum Press : 835 - 851.

Rapp HT, Klautau M, Valentine C (2001) Two new species of Clathrina (Porifera, Calcarea) from the Norwegian coast. Sarsia, 86 (1) : 69 - 74. doi: 10.1080/00364827.2001.10420462

Klautau M, Valentine C (2000) Book Review: Sponges of the New Caledonian Lagoon. (Edited by Claude Lévi.). Journal of Natural History, 34 : 157 - 158.

Hooper JNA, List-armitage S, Kennedy JA, Cook SD (null) Sponges of the Low isles, Great Barrier Reef: an important scientific site, or case of mistaken identity?. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 44 : 249 - 262.

Valentine C (1999) My favourite specimen.. NHM: The Magazine for Members of the Natural History Museum,

Valentine C, Andrew K, Lampard D, Valentine C (1996) Report on the Second World Congress on the Care and Preservation of Natural History Collections, University of Cambridge, 20-24 August 1996.. The Biology Curator,

Kelly-borges M, Valentine CA (1995) The Sponges of the Tropical Island Region of Oceania : A Taxonomic Status Review., In: Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in the Tropical Island Pacific Region. Volume 1. Species Systematics and Information Management Priorities., Maragos JE (Eds). null :

Valentine C (null) Review of the Pest Control Course held at Luton Museum.. UKIC Natural Sciences Section Newsletter.,

Introduction

Summary

Roles: Head of Life Sciences Collections Job Responsibilities and Expertise: I am Head of the Life Sciences Collections. I have expertise, personal interest and involvement with a number of cross-departmental projects such as the collections store room refurbishments and collections moves; curator competencies and Integrated Pest Management risk zones. I have delegated responsibility for the care, maintenance, enhancement, administration and provision of access to the Life Sciences Collections with my colleague Theresa Howard, (Head of Collections for Entomological and Botanical collections) as well as long-term strategic planning. I am responsible for the line management of collections management staff.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSc, University of Leicester, U.K., 1988 - 1989

BSc, Queen's University of Belfast, U.K, 1984 - 1988

Employment history

Non-academic

Deputy Chair of Collections Committee (3 year term), Natural History Museum, 2015 - 2018

Head of Life Sciences Collections (3 year term), Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, 2015 - 2018

Chair of Collections Committee (3 year term), Natural History Museum, 2012 - 2015

Head of Life Sciences Collections (3 year term), Natural History Museum, 2012 - 2015

Head of Zoology Collections, Natural History Museum, Zoology Department, 2003 - 2012

Collections Manager, Lower Invertebrates, Natural History Museum, Zoology Departmert, 2001 - 2009

Curator of Recent Porifera, Invertebrates 1 Curation Group, Natural History Museum, Zoology Departmert, 1993 - 2010

Curator working jointly for the Mammal Group and Invertebrates 2 Curation Group, (Employed on 2-year contract), Natural History Museum, Zoology Departmert, 1992 - 1993

Assistant Curator, Natural Sciences, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, 1990 - 1991

Highlighted publications

Sabin RC, Adams MP, Valentine CA (2004) Elephants in the attic. null :

Projects

Other projects

Acquisition of the Magnano Collection of Beetles
Role: Member
Funding: Museum development

Professional activities

Committees

Chair, Collections Committee, 2012 - on going.

Other, Integrated Pest Management Group,

Member, Board of Trustees,

Publications

Publications

Kelly M, Edwards AR, Wilkinson MR, Alvarez B, De CCookS, Bergquist PR, Buckeridge JS, Campbell HJ, Reiswig HM, Valentine C (null) Porifera., In: New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia., Canterbury University Press :

Valentine C, Long S, Collins C (2008) Assessing Standards of Collections Care in a multi-disciplinary institution.. ICOM-CC Natural History Working Group Newsletter, February 2008.,

Sabin RC, Adams MP, Valentine CA (2004) Elephants in the attic. null :

Klautau MICHELLE, Valentine CLARE (2003) Revision of the genus Clathrina (Porifera, Calcarea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 139 (1) : 1 - 62. doi: 10.1046/j.0024-4082.2003.00063.x

John DM, Paterson GLJ, Evans NJ, Ramírez ME, Spencer JONESME, Báez PD, Ferrero TJ, Valentine CA, Reid DG (2003) Manual de biotopos marinos de la region de Aysén, sur de Chile. (A Manual of marine biotopes of Region Aysén, Southern Chile. The Laguna San Rafael National Park, Estero Elefantes, Chonos Archipelago And Katalalixar). Biodiversity Aysén Project : London.

Desqueyroux-faundez R, Valentine C (2002) Family Phloeodictyidae, In: Systema Porifera., Hooper JNA, van Soest RWM (Eds). Plenum Press : 893 - 917.

Desqueyroux-faundez R, Valentine C (2002) Family Petrosidae, In: Systema Porifera., Hooper JNA, van Soest RWM (Eds). Plenum Press : 906 - 917.

Desqueyroux-faundez R, Valentine C (2002) Family Niphatidae, In: Systema Porifera., Hooper JNA, van Soest RWM (Eds). Plenum Press : 874 - 889.

Desqueyroux-faundez R, Valentine C (2002) Family Callyspongidae, In: Systema Porifera., Hooper JNA, van Soest RWM (Eds). Plenum Press : 835 - 851.

Rapp HT, Klautau M, Valentine C (2001) Two new species of Clathrina (Porifera, Calcarea) from the Norwegian coast. Sarsia, 86 (1) : 69 - 74. doi: 10.1080/00364827.2001.10420462

Klautau M, Valentine C (2000) Book Review: Sponges of the New Caledonian Lagoon. (Edited by Claude Lévi.). Journal of Natural History, 34 : 157 - 158.

Hooper JNA, List-armitage S, Kennedy JA, Cook SD (null) Sponges of the Low isles, Great Barrier Reef: an important scientific site, or case of mistaken identity?. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 44 : 249 - 262.

Valentine C (1999) My favourite specimen.. NHM: The Magazine for Members of the Natural History Museum,

Valentine C, Andrew K, Lampard D, Valentine C (1996) Report on the Second World Congress on the Care and Preservation of Natural History Collections, University of Cambridge, 20-24 August 1996.. The Biology Curator,

Kelly-borges M, Valentine CA (1995) The Sponges of the Tropical Island Region of Oceania : A Taxonomic Status Review., In: Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in the Tropical Island Pacific Region. Volume 1. Species Systematics and Information Management Priorities., Maragos JE (Eds). null :

Valentine C (null) Review of the Pest Control Course held at Luton Museum.. UKIC Natural Sciences Section Newsletter.,