Opportunity – Research Engineer on ant ecology in France

A message from Franck Courchamp, University of Paris Sud: Dear colleagues, our group is recruiting a Research Engineer to work on invasive ants for the CNRS at the Ecology, Systematics & Evolution Research Unit, based at the University of Paris Sud, Orsay (near Paris, France). The full profile is attached here RecruitingAntResearchEngineer The position will…

Open Letter to the National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

On September 2, a devastating fire ripped through of Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum. This is a tragic loss not only for Brazil but for the world’s natural and cultural heritage. Following is a letter sent from the Board of NATHIST, on behalf of the membership, to offer support and assistance, but also to recognize…

2018 Conference Abstract Deadline Extended

For those wanting to send in an abstract to the 2018 conference, and are afraid you’ve missed it, you’re in luck. The deadline for submission has been extended to August 15, 2018. The theme for the conference is “Natural History Museums in Time and Place,” which has already inspired the contributions of many different perspectives….

Are you a member of NATHIST?

If you’ve been enjoying reading about the international natural history museum field through our website and newsletters, or attending our conferences as a non-member, you’ll know the benefits of being part of the group. Tackling the big issues Over recent years, NATHIST has sponsored many initiatives that directly address major questions facing natural history museums,…

2018 Conference Website is up

ICOM Israel have launched the official website for the 2018 NATHIST conference, officially opening registration. It has information about the schedule, host venue, as well as accommodation and registration details. Click on the image or this link to find out more. For questions, please contact the conference organizer, Dorit Wolenitz at:   email: musdori@012.net.il Telephone…

Survey: Natural History Museums

The Manchester Museum is running a project, funded by the British Ecological Society, that aims to help strengthen and develop UK natural sciences collections as a research-useful infrastructure. This would support nature conservation, environmental and ecological research, related policy and site/species/habitat management. It would also help inform museum sector policy and funding (e.g. preliminary results…

NATHIST 2018 Call for Papers

NATHIST 2018 Annual Conference – Call for Papers Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel, November 5-8, 2018 “Natural History Museums in Time and Place” In the recent annual meetings of NATHIST we discussed the future of Natural History Museums. It is time to address the present and examine our museums in Time and Place. NATHIST 2018…

Update on the 2018 Conference

Preparations for the 2018 NATHIST conference are underway. We will shortly have to you a call for papers and details for registration, fees, accommodation and travel. CONFERENCE THEME Natural History Museums in Time and Place Within this broad theme, the Host Committee will be considering papers dealing with: Museum collections New research, New technology and…

ICOM Round Table Discussion: Environmental Issues: Every Museum’s Responsibility

Last May 7, Dr. Eric Dorfman, Chair of NATHIST and Board Member of ICOM US, co-presented a round-table discussion (called “Hot Topics”), with Dr. Cristián Samper, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), as part of the International Council of Museum’s contribution to the American Alliance of Museums’ 2018 conference. See a report and…

Initial Report: NATHIST Working Group on the Anthropocene

At our annual conference last October, our newest board member, Emlyn Koster took the lead on forming the NATHIST working group on the Anthropocene. The group had its first meeting on October 25, 2018, during the conference. It was agreed in that forum to formalize the working group and begin setting up a work program….