FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Jenni Tetzlaff, Director of Marketing & Communications, 414-278-2784, Tetzlaff@mpm.edu
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.