New Anthropocene Working Group Proposed

At the 2017 conference, we will advance the idea of setting up an Anthropocene Working Group within ICOM NATHIST. The proposed group will be chaired by Dr. Emlyn Koster, Director of the North Caroline Museum of Natural Sciences (USA). Prospective members include Dr. Osamu Kamei (Japan) and Dr. Nicolas Kramar (Switzerland).   All conference-goers are…

2017 Call for Papers Extended

Want to present a paper at ICOM NATHIST 2017, but haven’t submitted an abstract? You’re in luck – the deadline to submit an abstract as been extended to May 31, 2017. Join museum professionals to explore manifestations of the Anthropocene in nature, art, and the humanities through keynote presentations, concurrent breakouts, and workshop sessions at…

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…