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…

2017 Conference Report

By every measure, the 2017 NATHIST conference was a great success. About 250 delegates gathered at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh from the 25th-29th of October, representing about 30 countries and ranging from university students, through curators, to directors of some of the world’s most important institutions. The theme of the conference was…

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…