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 has more than 400 members worldwide in more than 35 countries. If you are interested in joining SHC or renewing your membership, please complete the online Membership Application. We would also like to encourage you to also Make a Donation, which supports our endowment, student research awards, and programs for the annual meeting.
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July 22 – 26; Boise, Idaho – Botany 2023. The all-members business meeting is TBA.
– a Joint International Conference between several botanical societies!
Past SHC Meetings
Aug. 24-27, 2022; Anchorage, Alaska
July 21, 2021; Virtual
July 30, 2020; Virtual
July 27 – July 31, 2019; Tucson, AZ
July 21 – July 25, 2018; Rochester, MN
June 24 – June 28, 2017; Ft. Worth, TX
July 30-Aug. 3, 2016; Savannah, Georgia, Half-day Symposium
July 25-29, 2015; Edmonton, Canada
July 26-30, 2014; The Boise Centre, Boise, Idaho
Specimens provide enormous economic and scientific returns to society and are...American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT),
US herbaria contain over 70 million specimens of plants, fungi, and...US Virtual Herbarium Project,
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2023 SHC Symposium
Theme: To be Announced Soon!
Plans are underway for 2023.
We are planning a series of short, lightening-style talks (5 mins) in addition to a few longer (15 min) as more traditional presentation.