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…

Season’s Greetings

As another year draws to a close, it’s typical for us to reflect on where we’ve come and were we’re going. What we can predict for 2017, perhaps more than many past years, is relatively uncertain. Even a few highlights from a list of current environmental issues is enough to give most of us pause….

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.

New website ICOM NATHIST Wildlife Trafficking Working Group

In recognition of the impact of the wildlife trade on species conservation and museum security, ICOM NATHIST has formed the Wildlife Trafficking Working Group. Much like the Ethics Working Group, we will bring together partners, stakeholders and information, hold occasional meetings, undertake initiatives and post digests in our regular e-News bulletin. The website is now live and can…

eCultValue Observatory is open to museum professionals and museums

Working under the auspices of the Council of Europe, the European Museum Forum, which is also an ICOM partner, is dedicated to promote best practice examples in the museum sector and to create partnerships with other museum organisations. The common objective is to strengthen the position of museums in the times of crises and implement…