For centuries, humans have been fascinated with natural history collections, and their rise in number during the Enlightenment corresponded with a strong desire to classify and know more about the natural world in a rigorous and scientific fashion. Founded in 1985, The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) is a multidisciplinary organization comprised of various individuals interested in the development and preservation of such collections. On the Society site, visitors can learn about its annual conference, awards, and recommendations for best practices in various aspects of natural history collection preservation and maintenance. Visitors will also want to peruse the group's newsletters and news announcements as well. The site is rounded out with information about the Society's governance and also membership applications.


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