Written by Dr Emma Nicholls, Deputy Keeper of Natural History at the Horniman Museum and Gardens.
In case you missed out on any of our articles from last year, here is a handy round-up of the ‘must-reads’, as voted* for by you, the public. It is always useful for us at NatSCA to look back at what blogs from the previous year readers have found the most interesting. It helps to inform us of what types of articles we should look to be publishing in the coming months. Last year you seemed captivated by a wide variety of things, from Crochetdermy® to conservation, and booze to bones. Here’s a look back at 2018, and the top ten most read NatSCA blogs of the year!
Coming in at number 10…
10- Private Bone/Taxidermy Collection: The Good, The Bad and The Illegal
9- Wild About Portsmouth – Discovering Portsmouth’s Natural History Collection
8- Caring for Natural Science Collections – My First NatSCA Conference
7- Harry Higginson: Distributing Dodos in the 1860s
6- Transforming Scientific Natural History 3D Data into an Immersive Interactive Exhibition Experience
5- NatSCA Conservation Photo Competition
4- Crochetdermy® at the Horniman
3- The Curious Life of a Museum Curator
2- When Art Recreates the Workings of Natural History it can Stimulate Curiosity and Emotion
…and in first place…
1- When Museums Get it Wrong – Did We Accidentally Accession Someone’s Holiday Booze?
If you have an idea for an article you would like to submit, or if you would like to write something but need help with the inspiration, do get in touch with us at blog@NatSCA.org.
* These articles received the top number of hits for the year. We didn’t take an actual vote!