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…

Call for Papers NATHIST 2019

Natural History Museums: A Nexus Between Nature and Culture We’re very much looking forward to the 2019 Triennial General Assembly in Kyoto. NATHIST talks will occur on 2, 3 and 4 September. Building on the theme of the Kyoto General Assembly, Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition, the theme for the NATHIST conference…

Conference Report NATHIST 2018

Natural History Museums in Time and Place Natural History Museums spearhead our understanding of the Universe. Times have changed. So too has our understanding of our place on Earth. In the conference it was time to address the present and examine our museums in time and place. For three days we gathered together to meet…

Opportunity – Research Engineer on ant ecology in France

A message from Franck Courchamp, University of Paris Sud: Dear colleagues, our group is recruiting a Research Engineer to work on invasive ants for the CNRS at the Ecology, Systematics & Evolution Research Unit, based at the University of Paris Sud, Orsay (near Paris, France). The full profile is attached here RecruitingAntResearchEngineer The position will…

Open Letter to the National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

On September 2, a devastating fire ripped through of Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum. This is a tragic loss not only for Brazil but for the world’s natural and cultural heritage. Following is a letter sent from the Board of NATHIST, on behalf of the membership, to offer support and assistance, but also to recognize…