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Entomological Collections Management Workshop

The second Entomological Collections Management Workshop will be held at the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) from July 17-20, 2017 (Monday-Thursday). The workshop will be led by co-instructors Dr. David G. Furth (Furth Museum Consulting), Dr. Jennifer M. Zaspel (MPM), Dr. Crystal A. Maier (FMNH), and Dr. Floyd W. Shockley (Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History).


Registration fee: $500
Registration open March 15 - April 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 30, 2017 (payment must be received by this date)
Participants: 25 maximum

Registration is now closed.

Workshop Sponsors General Topics Covered
  • Collection digitization techniques, management and workflows
  • Collections management policies, procedures, plans, mission statements
  • Collection Profiling/Assessment
  • Kinds of collections (para-collections, teaching/exhibits, etc.)
  • Collection profiling (assessment)
  • Specimen packing & shipping
  • Specimen preparation & labeling
  • Storage: compactors, cabinets, drawers, trays (pinned, ethanol, slides)
  • Collection curation: arrangement, standardization, loans
  • Collection conservation (e.g., environmental monitoring, T & RH, materials interactions, etc.)
  • IPM (fumigants, freezing, etc.)
  • Permitting (endangered/threatened species, IUCN, etc. lists)
  • Moving collections
  • Orphaned collection & deactivation
  • Collections management literature
  • Useful websites & vendors
  • Archives & libraries
  • Value of collections
  • Deeds of gift
  • Outreach (tours, public education, etc.)
  • Personnel: volunteers, work study, interns, research associates/collaborators, contractors, supervision, etc.
  • Security issues (access, theft)
  • Building issues & planning (physical plant, architects, floor loading, etc.)

Dr. David G. Furth
Dr. David G. Furth, co-instructor
Dr. Jennifer M. Zaspel
Dr. Jennifer M. Zaspel, co-instructor
Dr. Crystal A. Maier
Dr. Crystal A. Maier, co-instructor
Dr. Floyd W. Shockley
Dr. Floyd W. Shockley, co-instructor

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