Important conference update for speakers

Dear NATHIST Kyoto speakers, We wish to make you two requests about your presentations of the NATHIST sessions at ICOM Kyoto 2019. First one is submission of your presentation data for preparation of simultaneous interpretation (English to Japanese only). Please refer to the attached PDF file and send your slide data in PPT format or…

Update on Kyoto

We’re getting close to final preparations for the NATHIST portion of the Kyoto conference. Here are some things you should see. In case you missed it, here is the invitation communication (English version) of the invitation from the President, Suay Aksoy. Invitation to the 34th Ordinary General Assembly Dear ICOM members, I am pleased to…

NATHIST Excursion: Lake Biwa

The countdown to Kyoto is beginning. We are including updated information on the NATHIST conference on our Conference Research Page. CONFERENCE EXCURSION – LAKE BIWA On the excursion, NATHIST is going on an exciting field trip around beautiful Lake Biwa to experience its nature and culture. Lake Biwa is one of the few ancient lakes…

Invitation to a workshop on costs of biological invasions

A message from Franck Courchamp, Biodiversity Dynamics, Lab of Ecologie, Systematique & Evolution, Université Paris-Sud Dear colleagues, With my group, we are organizing a 3 days workshop to exploit our newly completed global database on the economic costs of biological invasions: InvaCost. The workshop will be held mid-November, in a very nice setting near Paris,…

Dr Nicolas Kramar New Chair of the Anthropocene Working Group

Effective May 27th, 2019 Dr. Nicolas Kramar, Director of the Valais Museum of Nature, has taken over the role of Chair of the Anthropocene Working Group. He replaces Dr. Emlyn Koster who has held the role since 2017. We are very grateful for Emlyn’s taking the lead on this important project and look forward to…

Call for Nominations

In September 2019, at the triennial general assembly in Kyoto, NATHIST will hold elections for the next three years, 2019-2021. A number of positions are available: Chair Deputy Chair Secretary Ordinary members This is your opportunity to make a difference to NATHIST and to support natural history museums everywhere. Being a board member of NATHIST…

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…

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…