“Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Our purpose is to spread these ideas and deepen understanding of the world.” (Extracted from Medium)

We have created a publication in Medium named “Value of Natural Science Collections” which is a platform for promoting all stories that showcase the value of natural science collections through the use and maintenance of these collections.

Writers are also encouraged to submit stories about historical and interesting specimens as well their collectors and even their current or historical localities.

Articles submitted on the Medium Platform will be promoted on relevant social media pages and groups. (For instance, if you write an article about a historical locality, it will also be posted on pages relating to travelSA).

Articles posted to this platform can count towards your popular articles publications, some institutions are already busy writing this into staff workplans and you are encouraged to request your supervisor to consider this.

All staff (scientists, collection managers, technicians, etc.) wanting to write stories for this publication are encouraged to contact Ashton Welcome, the Editor of the publication at a.k.ruiters@gmail.com.