Milwaukee Public Museum to Host 2017 Entomological Collections Management Workshop

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MEDIA CONTACT: Jenni Tetzlaff, Director of Marketing & Communications, 414-278-2784,

Milwaukee—The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) will co-host the second annual 2017 Entomological
Collections Management workshop with the Field Museum.  The workshop will be led by co-instructors 
Dr. David G. Furth (Furth Museum Consulting), Dr. Jennifer M. Zaspel (MPM), Dr. Crystal A. Maier 
(FMNH), and Dr. Floyd W. Shockley (Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History). 
This is the first time MPM has hosted the workshop.

“This workshop will bring expert entomology collections staff, digitization project managers, and 
students from across the USA together to learn about best curatorial practices and advanced 
specimen digitization,” said Dr. Zaspel, Research Curator and Head of Zoology, MPM. “It is the 
first Entomological Collections Management Workshop to include both management and digitization 
topics. MPM is the perfect venue choice, given both its significant holdings of insect specimens 
and ongoing digitization efforts.”

The workshop is sponsored by Entomological Collections Network (ECN), Systematics, Evolution, and 
Biodiversity Section (SysEB) of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), MPM, FMNH, and the 
Purdue Entomological Research Collection. It will run from July 16 through July 20 with 
participants at MPM for four days.

For more information on the Entomological Collections Workshop, go to

About the Milwaukee Public Museum
The Milwaukee Public Museum is a natural and human history museum located in downtown Milwaukee, 
Wisconsin. The Museum was chartered in 1882 and opened to the public in 1884. MPM has three floors 
of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a 
rainforest, and a live butterfly garden, as well as the Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome 
Theater & Planetarium. The Museum houses more than four million objects and hosts some 
half-a-million visitors each year.

MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company, and its facilities 
and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of the public.