Call for Workshop and Session Topics, ICOM NATHIST 2017

ICOM NATHIST conferences frequently include workshops on special topics and sessions of spoken papers. These have been very successful in providing the opportunity for special interest groups to spend time on a particular topic. One such special session resulted in our upcoming book The Future of Natural History Museums and every year the Wildlife Trafficking…

ICOM NATHIST releases official conference planning manual

Dec 6- 2016. ICOM NATHIST has just released its first conference planning manual, an aid to those planning an annual ICOM NATHIST conference or who are contemplating doing so. The manual is the amalgamation of lessons from many past conferences, authored jointly by past conference hosts and ICOM NATHIST Board Members. Read more and download…

Interested in Participating?

ICOM NATHIST published three websites: Its main one (this one); its Ethics Working Group site and that of its Wildlife Trafficking Working Group. We publish news from the society and the industry at large. Roughly once a month, we release out highlights of all three sites to about a thousand subscribers through an e-News and…

News – Scientific Illiteracy in Spain

SPAIN – According to the Survey of Social Perception of Science developed by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECyT), lack of Spanish on basic scientific issues is still very high, so that one could speak of there is still a high degree scientific illiteracy. They draw attention to the following: 46% do not…

New website ICOM NATHIST Wildlife Trafficking Working Group

In recognition of the impact of the wildlife trade on species conservation and museum security, ICOM NATHIST has formed the Wildlife Trafficking Working Group. Much like the Ethics Working Group, we will bring together partners, stakeholders and information, hold occasional meetings, undertake initiatives and post digests in our regular e-News bulletin. The website is now live and can…

Happy New Year

Thank you for your support and involvement in 2014. It was an important year for us, with new initiatives and many friendships. We’re looking forward to seeing many of you in Taiwan this October and, in the meantime, will continue to share with you news from natural history and museology. Warmest wishes from ICOM NATHIST

Best wishes of the season

Here’s hoping that you receive everything you hope for this festive season. Thank you to all our members for helping to realise the great potential of our International Committee in 2014. We look forward very much to spending both productive and social times with you next year. Warmest wishes, Eric and the ICOM NATHIST Board…

Conference 2014 Update and Call for Papers

We are pleased to provide an update on the 2014 ICOM NATHIST Conference in Croatia 11-16 October, hosted by Muzeji Hrvatskog Zagorja. The Croatian Museums of Zagorje combines five museums in the area of Krapina-Zagorje county with headquarters in Upper Stubica. These museums include the Museum of the Krapina Neanderthal, our main hosts. Conference theme…

New Director General for ICOM

On the 12 of December, ICOM Chairs received the following announcement from Hans-Martin Hinz, President of ICOM: To the Chairpersons of the National Committees, the International Committees, Regional Alliances, Affiliated Organisations and Technical Committees NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR ICOM Dear colleagues, It is a pleasure for me to announce that ICOM has a new Director…

ICOM NATHIST Archive Project

We have started an archive section of this website to make available past publications of ICOM NATHIST, as well as a repository for new ones. If you have, or know of, something that you feel should be part of that archive, please contact us. Similarly, if you would like to contribute something to an upcoming…

Communication

At the last conference, we heard back from you that you are interested in having closer communication about the activities of ICOM NATHIST and, especially, how you can be more closely involved. One good way is through our Facebook page. You are also able to contact us through the form on the Membership Page. We’re…