Museum Luncheon with Tribal Delegation before ICOM 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Founders Room, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Kwel Hoy’: We Draw the Line is a cross-country tour, museum exhibition and series of public programs uplifting Indigenous leadership in efforts to protect water, land, and our collective future, developed by members of the Lummi Nation and The…

2017 AGM working papers & proxies on the web

Papers and proxy forms for the 2017 Annual Business Meeting are now available online, on the working papers page. Feel free to download them and we will also have hard copies for meeting attendees. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact us via the online form. PLEASE NOTE: Proxies for the meeting are…

New Co-Opted Board Member

The Board of ICOM NATHIST is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Shih-yu Hung as a co-opted Board member. Shih-yu Hung is the Director of the National Taiwan Museum, Republic of China. He replaces Mr. Chi-ming (Jimmy) Chen and will remain until the elections at the 2019 Annual General Meeting in Kyoto, Japan. Shih-yu…

Pre-conference soirée

For those getting into Pittsburgh early, we are having a pre-conference soirée, which is free with your registration. This will be a casual get-together, to make new friends and see old ones as you relax after your flight. When: Tuesday, 24 October from 7-9pm Where: in the Wildlife Halls at Carnegie Museum of Natural History…

Important information on post-conference trips

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, we are consolidating our post-conference trips, focusing only on Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s active research facility Powdermill Nature Reserve and Frank Lloyd Wright’s residential masterpiece, Fallingwater. PLEASE NOTE: We will not be going to Niagara Falls These visits will be part of the same trip, on Sunday October 29….

Consolidating Websites

After seven and three years, respectively, ICOM NATHIST will retire the websites of the Ethics Working Group and the Wildlife Trafficking Working Group. We will continue to provide news and information on natural history museum ethics and wildlife trafficking via this, our main site, and you will be able to see prior information provided through…

Conference Countdown – don’t forget to register!

We’re getting ever closer to the conference, and we can tell by the extensive speaker’s list that there are still a few folks who need to register. Now’s the time when it will be really helpful for us if those who intend to come to fill out the registration form and get on our list….

Isabelle Hayeur exhibition to see while at the 2017 conference

While you’re at the conference, we invite you to see an exhibition at the University of Pittsburgh, “A Part From Nature,” photographic works by Canadian artist, Isabelle Hayeur. It is displayed in the same gallery as “Shifting Ground: Landscapes from the UAG and Local Collections”. Both of these exhibitions resonate strongly with our topic of…

2017 Conference Schedule Now Available Online

The schedule for the 2017 meeting is now available on the conference website. It’s shaping up to be even better than anticipated, with 60 spoken presentations and posters, discussion panels and a wide variety of workshops. Getting here early? Join us for an informal pre-conference reception at the museum on the evening of Tuesday June…

New Co-opted Board Member

Dr. Emlyn Koster of the North Carolina Museum of  Natural Sciences has been unanimously co-opted to the Board of ICOM NATHIST for the partial term to the the Annual General Meeting in 2019 (Kyoto). With a BSc from the University of Sheffield in England and a PhD from the University of Ottawa in Canada, both…

2017 Call for Papers Extended

Want to present a paper at ICOM NATHIST 2017, but haven’t submitted an abstract? You’re in luck – the deadline to submit an abstract as been extended to May 31, 2017. Join museum professionals to explore manifestations of the Anthropocene in nature, art, and the humanities through keynote presentations, concurrent breakouts, and workshop sessions at…