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Collective Wisdom: Cross-Sector Collaborations

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We often hear talk about engaging in partnerships and collaborations, which can take a wide variety of forms and cover a vast range of topics, but we rarely talk about cross-sector collaborations between… Continue reading

NHC3 – Creating a Network of Natural History Collections Clubs

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Guest post by Kari Harris It is not hard to show undergraduate students the value in being involved in academic organizations. Students are aware of the difficulties facing them in the current job… Continue reading

Size Doesn’t Matter – The Big Benefits From Working with Small and Large Collections

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Guest post by Marcia Revelez I am the Collections Manager at the Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC) at Angelo State University located in San Angelo in west-central Texas. The ASNHC is comprised of… Continue reading

SPNHC T-Shirt Competition!

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Hello All, The Emerging Professionals Committee of SPNHC is hosting a T-Shirt Design Competition! It’s open to ALL SPNHC MEMBERS, and the deadline to submit designs is May 1st. All designs will be put to a… Continue reading

Digital Paleontology: Bringing Museum Specimens into the High School Classroom

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Guest post by Taormina Lepore For many people, the mental image of a paleontologist in the field conjures up a few things. Dirty boots. Dusty field hat. Hands calloused by many hours in the… Continue reading

The Joys of a Small University Museum

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Guest post by Carrie Eaton As a curator in a small university museum I might be a wee bit biased, BUT I contend that our small and quirky museums make fantastic training grounds… Continue reading

Contemporary Surveys and New Explorations

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Guest post by Nathan V. Whelan Natural history collections are an invaluable resource for understanding historical biodiversity, but historical collections are especially valuable when coupled with specimens from modern surveys. Whether such surveys… Continue reading

Stephanie Allen

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Hello, my name is Stephanie Allen, and it is my honor to write the very first post for the Old Collections, New Managers series. I am a member of the Emerging Professionals Group (EPG)… Continue reading