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…

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….

2018 Conference Website is up

ICOM Israel have launched the official website for the 2018 NATHIST conference, officially opening registration. It has information about the schedule, host venue, as well as accommodation and registration details. Click on the image or this link to find out more. For questions, please contact the conference organizer, Dorit Wolenitz at:   email: musdori@012.net.il Telephone…

NATHIST 2018 Call for Papers

NATHIST 2018 Annual Conference – Call for Papers Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel, November 5-8, 2018 “Natural History Museums in Time and Place” In the recent annual meetings of NATHIST we discussed the future of Natural History Museums. It is time to address the present and examine our museums in Time and Place. NATHIST 2018…

Update on the 2018 Conference

Preparations for the 2018 NATHIST conference are underway. We will shortly have to you a call for papers and details for registration, fees, accommodation and travel. CONFERENCE THEME Natural History Museums in Time and Place Within this broad theme, the Host Committee will be considering papers dealing with: Museum collections New research, New technology and…

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….

Save the Date: ICOM NATHIST 2018

The major natural history collections of the Land of Israel are housed at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv universities. These collections document the natural heritage legacy of our region during the past hundred years, the fossil record in the Levant, and the development of humankind and its environment in the Middle East. In November 2018, ICOM…