As some of you may be aware, NatSCA is the Subject Specialist Network (SSN) for natural science collections.
That means we are recognised by organisations like Arts Council England (ACE) as supporting the understanding, development and care of collections across the UK and beyond.
At the moment NatSCA are undertaking several projects to consolidate our role and to improve advocacy for natural science collections. We want to establish better communications between ourselves and other SSNs in order to share expertise and improve collaborative frameworks within the museum sector. We are also addressing public perceptions of the natural sciences and developing plans for improving that perception.
By laying this groundwork, NatSCA hopes to safeguard natural science collections for the future, by demonstrating their relevance now.
ACE have been very supportive of our aims and we have received funding to appoint a consultant to help us achieve them. Please see below for a description of the post and details on how to apply.
If you would like to support our efforts yourself then why not contact the fantastic Maggie about becoming a member?