NATHIST Conference Report 2019

During the week of 1–7 September 2019, the city of Kyoto welcomed over 4,500 participants to the ICOM General Conference. A record-breaker in terms of attendance, this triennial gathering inspired a range of discussions and exchanges on museum-related issues. Through sessions, excursions, workshops, and more, participants were able to engage with other museum professionals and…

Bylaws posted

The NATHIST bylaws were ratified in November of 2018 at the Annual General Meeting in Ramat Gan, Israel. They are posted on the “About” page of this website at the following link https://icomnathist.wordpress.com/about/ You can also download them directly here ICOM NATHIST Bylaws adopted Nov. 7 2018 For questions or comments, please use the ICOM…

Important conference update for speakers

Dear NATHIST Kyoto speakers, We wish to make you two requests about your presentations of the NATHIST sessions at ICOM Kyoto 2019. First one is submission of your presentation data for preparation of simultaneous interpretation (English to Japanese only). Please refer to the attached PDF file and send your slide data in PPT format or…

Update on Kyoto

We’re getting close to final preparations for the NATHIST portion of the Kyoto conference. Here are some things you should see. In case you missed it, here is the invitation communication (English version) of the invitation from the President, Suay Aksoy. Invitation to the 34th Ordinary General Assembly Dear ICOM members, I am pleased to…

NATHIST Excursion: Lake Biwa

The countdown to Kyoto is beginning. We are including updated information on the NATHIST conference on our Conference Research Page. CONFERENCE EXCURSION – LAKE BIWA On the excursion, NATHIST is going on an exciting field trip around beautiful Lake Biwa to experience its nature and culture. Lake Biwa is one of the few ancient lakes…

Invitation to a workshop on costs of biological invasions

A message from Franck Courchamp, Biodiversity Dynamics, Lab of Ecologie, Systematique & Evolution, Université Paris-Sud Dear colleagues, With my group, we are organizing a 3 days workshop to exploit our newly completed global database on the economic costs of biological invasions: InvaCost. The workshop will be held mid-November, in a very nice setting near Paris,…

Dr Nicolas Kramar New Chair of the Anthropocene Working Group

Effective May 27th, 2019 Dr. Nicolas Kramar, Director of the Valais Museum of Nature, has taken over the role of Chair of the Anthropocene Working Group. He replaces Dr. Emlyn Koster who has held the role since 2017. We are very grateful for Emlyn’s taking the lead on this important project and look forward to…

Call for Nominations

In September 2019, at the triennial general assembly in Kyoto, NATHIST will hold elections for the next three years, 2019-2021. A number of positions are available: Chair Deputy Chair Secretary Ordinary members This is your opportunity to make a difference to NATHIST and to support natural history museums everywhere. Being a board member of NATHIST…

Opportunity: Senior Native Organizer Natural History Museum

From the Natural History Museum: We are seeking a Senior Native Organizer to join us in our mission to transform museums of science and natural history. The successful candidate will work with our team to guide sympathetic museums toward becoming more effective allies of Native-led struggles to protect land, water, cultural heritage and our collective…