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….

New Pamphlet Out for NATHIST

We are very happy to announce a new brochure for NATHIST for 2018. The document is an introduction to the committee and covers our current key projects, as well as contact information and instructions for joining both ICOM and NATHIST. We encourage NATHIST members to download copies, bring them to conferences and museum departments and…

Save the Date: ICOM NATHIST 2018

The major natural history collections of the Land of Israel are housed at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv universities. These collections document the natural heritage legacy of our region during the past hundred years, the fossil record in the Levant, and the development of humankind and its environment in the Middle East. In November 2018, ICOM…

Holiday Greetings

The board of NATHIST would like to thank you, the members, for everything you’ve helped us accomplish in 2017. In this time of change, with the environment, sociopolitically and within our own sector, it’s important to have the strength in numbers and in ethical ideals that give us a cohesive voice. Together, we are ensuring…