• 07th Mar, 2017


  • 28th Feb, 2017


  • 03rd Feb, 2017

    The Complutense University of Madrid created a new diploma course in Spanish titled Management, Conservation and Exhibition of Natural Sciences Collections (Diploma en Gestión, conservación y exhibición de colecciones de Ciencias Naturales). Together with the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN), the Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid (RJB) and the Geomineral Museum, the intended programme is designed for technicians, undergraduates, graduates (MSc, PhD) and postgraduates to immerse themselves in the workings of biological and geological collections.

  • 22nd Dec, 2016

    In a collaborative effort, the directors of the CETAF member institutions have come together to sign an Executive Summary of the CETAF Strategy and Strategic Development Plan 2015 – 2025. By doing so, they highlight their support to continuing collaboration within CETAF and common endeavours in the years to come. 

  • 21st Dec, 2016

    CETAF is proud to announce that on December 8th 2016, the project proposal “” for Belgian natural science collections was greenlighted for funding by BRAIN-be, the Belgian Research Action Through Interdisciplinary Networks of the Federal Science Policy Office.

  • 21st Dec, 2016

    CETAF has become an associated partner to ENVRIplus, the cluster of European environmental and earth system research infrastructures, and a board member of its advisory panel, the Board of European Environmental Research Infrastructures (BEERi).

  • 19th Dec, 2016

    From type and number of collections to laboratories, staff and research areas, any researcher or interested individual will have access to up-to-date information contained in an extensive database of the facilities and resources that CETAF members hold. Find out with just a click what the museums and botanic gardens of CETAF may provide to scientific development.

  • 28th Oct, 2016

    With the DiSSCo proposal – Distributed System of Scientific Collections – in the pipeline to seek inclusion in the Roadmap 2018 of the European Science Forum of Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), CETAF has attended the International Conferences on Research Infrastructures (ICRI 2016) in Cape Town, South Africa. Here, on 4 October 2016, ESFRI launched a fifth update of the European Roadmap for Research Infrastructures as the ESFRI Roadmap 2018.

  • 26th Oct, 2016
    CETAF is delighted to welcome a brand-new member to the consortium, and with it, a new member country.
  • 25th Oct, 2016

    CETAF has celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid on October 20th with high-profile speakers and panellists discussing the societal relevance of natural history collections. Accompanied by a historical science legend and the gastronomic natural history-inspired creations of a 2-star Michelin chef, guests of the event were shown what CETAF is all about and what the future could bring to its members.