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NSCA–SPNHC Joint Meeting
Collection Stewardship: Challenges in a Changing World
13-17 May 2008
Skirvin Hilton Hotel
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Join us in Oklahoma City (OKC), OK May 13-17, 2008 for the Joint  
Meeting of the: Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance) and  
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)


Hotel Reservations: 

Tuesday 13 May—NSCA Board Meeting, SPNHC Committee Meetings, SPNHC  
First Council Meeting

Wednesday 14 May—Museum Tours, Field Trips, and Icebreaker Reception
Museum tours of the collections at the University of Oklahoma: Sam  
Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Robert Bebb Herbarium, Fred  
Jones Jr. Museum of Art, and History of Science collections.
Museum tour of the new Oklahoma History Center.
Field trips will take you on a fossil dig and to the spectacular  
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.
All trips are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so register  
early to reserve your spot.
Icebreaker Reception: Venetian Room, Skirvin Hilton Hotel—beautifully  
restored Italian renaissance décor with spectacular views of the  
Oklahoma City skyline!

Thursday 15 May and Friday 16 May—Plenary talks, panels, symposia,  
invited and contributed presentations, posters, and trade show  

Collection Stewardship: Challenges in a Changing World

Symposium: SPNHC Best Practices
please direct any questions to James Macklin:  jmacklin at oeb.harvard,edu

Symposium: Update on the CollectionsWeb RCN
please direct any questions to Alan Prather:  alan at

Symposium: Professional Development and Training in a Changing World
Please direct any questions to Janet Braun: jkbraun at

Opportunities to discuss special topics and meet vendors and exhibitors  
will be offered during lunch both days.
Banquet: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History—…dine with the  
dinosaurs, mingle with a mammoth, view our spectacular galleries!

Saturday 17 May—Workshops.
We are pleased to offer 5 workshops on a diversity of topics:
•	Best Practices in Collection Stewardship: Writing a Collections  
•	Policy Hazardous Materials Specimen Shipping
•	Lighting in Museums: Challenges of Balancing Collection Stewardship
•	Technology Museum Cleaning Basics in a Changing World
•	Making Sense of Making Mounts Workshop

We thank all the sponsors and vendors who will be appearing at  
NSCA–SPNHC 2008! For a complete listing of all of our sponsors, please  

See you in May!
Janet Braun and Marcy Revelez, Co-Chairs

For details about the NSCA-SPNHC 2008 meeting schedule, call for  
presentations, workshops, pre-conference tours, registration, hotel  
reservations, and other information check the conference website

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