SPNHC: Advancing Collections Care, NatSCA, GCG, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
National Museum Cardiff

Croeso — Welcome

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, in partnership with the Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA), are honoured to be hosting the 29th Annual Meeting for the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) from Sunday, June 22 to Friday, June 27, 2014 in Cardiff.

We are working on an exciting programme and the theme of SPNHC 2014 is Historic Collections: A Resource for the Future. We also have other activities and events planned including fieldtrips, workshops, tours of the museum collections, icebreaker and of course the banquet.

The conference will be held at Cardiff Millennium Centre located in Cardiff Bay, Europe’s largest waterfront development and in Cardiff City Centre at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

We invite you to join us in the capital of Wales in June 2014.

Update: 18th June — Behind the Scenes Tours (Friday 27th June)

Here are details of what's on offer for "Behind the Scenes" tours of the National Museum Wales collections, scheduled for the afternoon of friday 27th June.

Update: 16th June - Registration Closed!

Registration for the conference is now closed. We have over 250 delegates attending the conference from institutes around the world. We look forward to offering a warm "Croeso - Welcome" to all who will be attending the conference between the 22nd - 27th June.

Update: 13th June — Registered yet?? Hurry, only 15 places remaining!

There are now only 15 places remaining before the conference is full. So if you are leaving it to the last minute, register ASAP before 15th June at 11.59pm (BST) to avoid disappointment.

Update: 4th June — Registration closes soon - 15th June at 11.59pm (BST)

Over 200 delegates have already registered for the conference, and there are only a small number of available places left. If you would like to attend the conference please visit the register as soon as possible.

Update: 3rd June — Programme & Abstracts now available!

The full conference programme, along with presentation, poster and democamp abstracts, is now available to download.

[updated - 03.06.2014]

Update: 20th May — New FREE workshop!

Analytical equipment specialists Bruker UK Ltd are looking to host a one day and two half-day workshops as part of the conference. Please see

Programme for more information and how to book on to one.

Update: 14th March 2014

Registration is now open. Please see the

Registration Page for more information.
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