The Society of Herbarium Curators

The Society of Herbarium Curators (SHC) is a forum for discussion, action and support for herbaria. The SHC is an umbrella organization aiming to unite herbaria across the nation and around the world.

The purpose of the society shall be to promote and expand the role of herbaria in botanical research, teaching, and service to the community at large, to provide a forum for discussion and action on all issues confronting herbaria, and to extend its efforts and interject its influence toward the protection and preservation of endangered herbaria.

The Society publishes a semiannual newsletter, The Vasculum.

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