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Last chance to book – Caring for & working with butterflies, beetles & other insects

Roz Bonnet, 13.04.2017

Caring for & working with butterflies, beetles & other insects

Thursday 27 April 2017, Torquay Museum 

This one day workshop will explore how to care for, store and enable access to insect collections, from butterflies and moths to beetles and bugs. These collections can be complex, fragile and obscure; it is difficult to recognise their significance without specialist knowledge. The session will outline where to start with your collection – how to understand it from the way it is pinned to handwriting on labels, how to recognise signs that it is at risk and practical steps you can take to safeguard it. It will also touch on access by researchers, health and safety, and what legal protection for some species means for your collection. The workshop will be delivered through practical exercises, demonstrations, tips, tools and templates, and include a tour of the significant stored insect collections at Torquay Museum.

To book, CLICK HERE.

The workshop is part of the John Ellerman Foundation funded SWANS (South West Area Natural Sciences) collections project, supporting skills and networks for museums and heritage organisations who hold publicly available natural sciences collections in the South West region.

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