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…

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…

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,…