The initiators

In 2018, the SCNAT, a large panel of experts from collection-holding institutions and their partners have decided to join forces in a collaborative network to set the foundations for a common plan of action, leading to the creation of SwissCollNet:

The initiative has received the support of 36 institutions.

SwissCollNet bodies

Following its official launch in January 2021, SwissCollNet is a nationwide initiative that is implemented under the umbrella of the SCNAT.

The Executive Board of SCNAT has elected and mandated a Steering Board with the overall strategic responsibilities of the initiative. A Board of Experts will support the Steering Board with its technical and operational expertise. They are complemented by thematic working groups.

Finally, a Scientific Unit from the SCNAT provides an administrative support.


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