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Welcome to the SPNHC Wiki

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) is an international society whose mission is to improve the preservation, conservation, and management of natural history collections to ensure their continuing value to society. This wiki was created to foster that mission by allowing an open forum for museum professionals to access, add, and comment on documents, procedures, and practices related to natural history collections care. More information about SPNHC can be found on our website www.spnhc.org

The wiki was designed to allow easy access to information for members of our community. Viewing of most documents is open to the general public but access to edit or comment on documents will require an account. Navigation around the wiki leads to documents on conservation, best practices and committee reports for example. A handy navigation matrix can be found below. In some cases, we understand that the best information is already available on another site and links redirect there. Additional content can be found at our SPNHC YouTube Channel.

To access the comments about a specific page click on the Talk table along the top while on your desired page. You can follow along or participate once you have login privileges. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Best Practices Committee co-chairs, Emily Braker and Genevieve Tocci.

Using SPNHCwiki
Preventive Conservation: Collection Storage
New Best Practices Pages
SPNHC wiki Topics

Click on the topics below to access a list of all relevant wiki pages tagged within each category. Pages may be tagged under multiple topics for easier finding (e.g., Loans and Gifts are listed both under Collection Transactions as well as Collection Management Policies).

Curation Practices Collection Storage Collection Management Policies Collection Transactions Legislation & Regulations
Archaeology & Ethnographic Collections Botanical Collections Cryogenic Collections Geology & Paleontology Collections‏‎ Zoology Collections
Specimen & Material Type Digitization & Imaging Field Collecting Specimen & Object Preparation Emergency Management
Health & Safety Preventative Conservation Book Conference Proceedings Additional Topics SPNHC Committees