NatSCA Digital Digest

Welcome to the weekly digest of posts from around the web with relevance to natural science collections. We hope you find this useful and if you have any articles that you feel would be of interest, please contact us at blog@natsca.org

1. Blog: Collecting Organisms to Save their Species

Dr.Prosanta Chakrabarty, Louisiana State University

Synopsis

An advocate of specimen collecting in the 21st Century, Chakrabarty tackles the idea that we must no longer actively collect from the natural world if species are endangered.

Collecting Organisms to Save their Species

2. Blog: Museum of Natural History, Oxford

Rachel Parle, Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Synopsis

Parle talks about the way OUMN used social media to keep the public interested as the Museum lay closed for 14 months.

Museum of Natural History, Oxford

3. Blog: When Two Tribes Go To War: Art & Science ‘Curatorship’

Mark Carnall, Grant Museum of Zoology

Synopsis

‘The University of Cambridge museums and collections are currently running a project Curating Cambridge: our city, our stories, our stuff. Part of that project is looking at the art & science of curation asking curators what they think is meant by curation. My colleague Nick Booth has previously written about the problems with the word curator now becoming almost meaningless through overuse. I was inspired to write about the differences between “Art and Science” curation for the Art & Science of Curation website.’ ~ Mark Carnall

When two Tribes Go To War: Art & Science ‘Curatorship’

Compiled by Emma-Louise Nicholls, NatSCA Blog Editor

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