2018 Conference Abstract Deadline Extended

For those wanting to send in an abstract to the 2018 conference, and are afraid you’ve missed it, you’re in luck. The deadline for submission has been extended to August 15, 2018. The theme for the conference is “Natural History Museums in Time and Place,” which has already inspired the contributions of many different perspectives….

Are you a member of NATHIST?

If you’ve been enjoying reading about the international natural history museum field through our website and newsletters, or attending our conferences as a non-member, you’ll know the benefits of being part of the group. Tackling the big issues Over recent years, NATHIST has sponsored many initiatives that directly address major questions facing natural history museums,…

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…

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…

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…