This international workshop will provide a platform for institutions with material samples collections to share experiences and discuss the challenges they face regarding the preservation, access and use of these collections.

In particular the workshop will seek to:


The workshop will take place at Colégio do Espirito Santo, University of Évora, Portugal. Due to COVID restrictions unfortunately places at the workshop are limited to partners of the HSAI. However, those who would like to participate but are not able to attend in person can follow the plenary session discussions online, by registering here.

Date and Duration

13 June to 15 June. Three-day workshop comprising keynotes, plenary sessions and working group discussions.


The programme is available here.


A selection of posters from the event is available to view here. The posters present diverse heritage samples archives from within the HSAI partnership.