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      BRISC Conference 2019: Museums, Collections & Biological Recording in Edinburgh

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      October 12, 2019

      Saturday   9:30 AM

      25 Nicolson Square
      Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH8 9BX

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      BRISC Conference 2019: Museums, Collections & Biological Recording

      “Museums, Collections & Biological Recording” Programme: 09:30 - Arrival and registration 10:00 - Chairman's welcome 10:05 - Bursary talks Jess Mason: mosses and liverworts Alexander Paterson: marine mammals Terry Kocarkova: hoverflies 10: 45 - Elspeth Haston (The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) Specimens as records: 250 years of collecting in Scotland 11:15 - Tea and Coffee 11:30 -  Richard Sutcliffe (Glasgow Museums Resource Centre) Extracting biological records from a large museum collection 12:00 - Ashleigh Whiffin (National Museums Scotland) Entomological Collections: A Hive of Biodiversity Data 12:30 - Bob McGowan (National Museums Scotland) Improving collection access and data provision 13:00 - Lunch and raffle draw 14:00 - BRISC AGM and update on SBIF 14:30 - Afternoon session options (timings TBC) include: Screening of the Love Bugs Field visit to Holyrood Park Tour of National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street 17:00 Conference close Transport: The venue is approximately 15 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, 5 minutes in a taxi, or can be reached by local buses from stops on North Bridge. The NMS website has local travel information including car parking  Regular train services to Edinburgh from around Scotland. See Regular bus services to Edinburgh from around Scotland. See

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