FINAL CALL FOR REGISTRATION: “Nature behind glass: historical and theoretical perspectives on natural science collections”.

To be held at the Manchester Museum Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th September 2007, under the auspices of the Museums and Galleries History Group, the Society for the History of Natural History and the University of Manchester.

Registration is invited by 30 June 2007. Full rate: £25 per day. Speakers; MGHG/SHNH members; students: £15 per day. For full programme details and booking form, see

This international symposium aims to promote and communicate inter-disciplinary research on historical, theoretical and museological aspects of natural history museums. Bringing together a critical mass of scholarship engaged in research in this area, the conference will develop a theoretical community concerned with ‘natural museology’. Papers provide innovative methodological or reflexive insights and are based on original research.

The conference will be hosted by the Manchester Museum, and is also supported by the British Acdemy; the University of Manchester (School of Arts, Histories and Cultures; Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts; Centre for Museology), the Museums and Galleries History Group and the Society for the History of Natural History.

Please direct and queries to [email protected].