Conference Website and Call for Papers

Carnegie Museum of Natural History has created a dedicated website for the 2017 conference. On the site, you will find: A call for papers with submission form Conference registration and prices Speaker information Details of special sessions, workshops and events Information about Pittsburgh’s sights and attractions Trips and tours Membership and sponsorship resources Please use…

2017 Conference Update

Preparations for the 2017 conference are coming along well. Our intention is to present with you with a few technical firsts for ICOM NATHIST, including a conference micro-site (which will link from our conference page), online registration and updates, booking forms for special events, a live calendar, and, of course, abstract submissions. We’re still working…

AAM: Getty International Program

AAM: Getty International Program The AAM-Getty International Program is a professional growth opportunity that provides financial support to non-U.S. museum professionals to attend the AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. The Review Committee reads applications and selects the most qualified applicants from a talented and diverse pool of museum colleagues.  Selected participants receive: Complimentary conference registration…

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…

2016 ICOM NATHIST Board Nominations

At our 2016 Annual General Meeting, we will vote in the members of the Board of ICOM NATHIST. All position are up for re-election, and all current members are standing for another 3-year term. Any ICOM NATHIST member in good standing may run for any position. There are also additional “Member at Large” positions that…

Conference Abstract Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2016 ICOM NATHIST has been extended, but don’t delay. Please have your submissions into us by 30 April 2016. Please see the call for papers for more details. We will be publishing more details about the conference as soon as it is available.

Report on the 2015 ICOM NATHIST conference

The 2015 conference was a great success, providing the opportunity for roughly 150 participants representing over a dozen countries to meet, reconnect and think deeply and constructively to finding common solutions to the challenges of the sector. A number of the conference goers first attended a workshop of the ICOM NATHIST Wildlife Trafficking Working Group….

New Post-conference Tour Opportunity for Taiwan 2015

Our hosts have made available a very exciting opportunity for an optional post-conference tour to Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area. The two-day tour starts on Saturday October 24 and is free, thanks to the generosity of our hosts, the National Taiwan Museum. Click on this link this link  to find out more of this very…

Registration and Abstract deadline extended

The deadline for submitting a conference abstract has been been extended. The new deadline is now the same as the deadline for conference registration: August 14th. Please visit the conference web page for updated information and to download the registration form. As always, please contact us if you have questions.

Professor Wen-Hao Chou, 2015 Keynote Speaker

ICOM NATHIST warmly welcomes Professor Wen-Hao Chou, Academic Deputy Director of the National Museum of Natural Science as a keynote speaker at the 2015 International Conference. Before joining the Collection and Research Scheme, Professor Chou was an exhibit coordinator largely involved in the museum’s planning and development work in 1981 – 1986. Upon the completion…