Society of Herbarium Curators
What we do
The Society of Herbarium Curators (SHC) is an international organization launched in 2005. The mission is to promote and expand the role of…Learn more
The world’s biodiversity is currently at great risk, and those few centers of research excellence in systematics that are also associated with…Learn more
Digitization of herbarium material involves the process of capturing data and images and storing them in digital form. Over the past 5 years …
The goal of the U.S. Virtual Herbarium Project is to digitize all specimens in all US herbaria and make the resulting information freely available.
How you can join
The society currently has 430+ members from more than 55 countries. If you are interested in joining SHC or renewing your membership, please visit our Membership section.
We have a new complimentary membership initiative for colleagues in developing countries. Learn more…
We would also like to encourage you to also donate to our society. Donations support our student research awards, speakers and programs for the annual meeting.
July 27 – 31; Botany 2020. The all-members business meeting date is 7 pm, Thursday – July 30.
– a Joint International Conference between several botanical societies!
Future SHC Meeting
Past SHC Meetings
July 27 – 31, 2019; Tucson, Arizona
July 21 – July 25, 2018; Tucson, Arizona
June 24 – June 28, 2017; Ft. Worth, Texas
July 30-Aug. 3, 2016; Savannah, Georgia
July 25-29, 2015; Edmonton, Canada
July 26-30, 2014; The Boise Centre, Boise, Idaho