Update on the Japan Earthquake

Many across the museum sector are concerned about the welfare of Japanese heritage after the recent sever earthquakes. We have received the following update: The JCSM (Japan Council of Science Museums) Secretariat checked, at least two nature science museums had serious damage. In the Kumamoto prefecture, there are 4 member museums. The other member museums…

Earthquake in Kumamoto

The recent 7.3 Kumamoto earthquake and many associated aftershocks have been continuing even after more than two weeks. Our colleagues from ICOM Japan report that at the moment, many nationally designated cultural properties have been effected, including 42 Important Cultural Properties(38 buildings, 4 arts and crafts), 1 Special Historic Sites (Kumamoto Castle), 29 Historic Sites,…

Fire Destroys New Delhi Natural History Museum

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to those effected by the tragic fire that destroyed the Natural History Museum in New Delhi last week, in which the entire collection has been lost. We are grateful that staff remained safe. Although firefighters were able to bring the flames under control before it reached the museum…

Talk: Natural History Museum Materials as Cultural Assets

On the 13th of August 2013, Dr Osamu Kamei Head, CTR of the History of Japanese Industrial Technology National Museum of Nature and Science (formerly, The National Science Museum) gave a talk Natural History Museum Materials as Cultural Assets as part of the Annual General Meeting of ICOM NATHIST in Rio de Janeiro. The talk…