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 30 countries. If you are interested in joining SHC or renewing your membership, please complete the Membership Application and mail, or email it to our Treasurer. We would also like to encourage you to also Donate to our General Fund, which supports our student research awards, speakers and programs for the annual meeting.
Or Create/Renew your membership below through
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
July 24-27, 2022; Anchorage, Alaska
July 21, 2021; Virtual
July 30, 2020; Virtual
July 27 – July 31, 2019; Tucson, Arizona
July 21 – July 25, 2018; Rochester, Minnesota
June 24 – June 28, 2017; Ft. Worth, Texas
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,