Between 2013 and 2015 this review sought to get a snapshot of the biological collections held in the West Midlands, including their significance, useage and condition, and to offer practical assistance with these collections. The project was carried out by Luanne Meehitiya, Natural Science Curator at Birmingham Museums Trust, as part of a role that was funded by the Art Council.
The Biological Collections Review was inspired by the much larger Regional Geology Review project also carried out in the West Midlands between 2009 to 2012, focusing this time on biological collections.
The review visited museums with biological collections in the West Midlands. At each institution the reviewer compiled a report adapted from the Significance 2.0 framework and provided tailored advice to the museum on the significance, usage and condition of its biological collection.
A summary of the review can be accessed here: West Midlands Biological Collections Review 2013-15 Report L Meeehitiya
Luanne Meehitiya, Natural Sciences curator at Birmingham Museums
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