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…

Opportunity: Executive Director, Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum

Boyce Thompson Southwest Arboretum, a private nonprofit corporation, located near Superior Arizona, and spread over hundreds of acres at the base of scenic, historic, Picket Post Mountain, invites applications for the position of its Executive Director. See the position description here BTADirectorJobDescription Final 8-30-16 (1) For questions, or to apply please contact lsbrownson@cox.net directly.  

NATHIST Statement on Collections in Ramat Gan

On November 8, 2018, in Ramat Gan, Israel, the membership of ICOM NATHIST agreed to make a global, collective statement about the importance of proper stewardship of collections, and the provision of adequate resourcing those activities appropriately. The statement comes in the wake of the devastating fire in the Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum, that…

Season’s Greetings from NATHIST

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s a time to think about the many achievements and contributions made by our board, our members and the sector as a whole. Perhaps the most far reaching are the actions we made in response to the fire that devastated Rio’s national museum. Aside from direct comments acknowledging that…