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…

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…

Open Letter to the National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

On September 2, a devastating fire ripped through of Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum. This is a tragic loss not only for Brazil but for the world’s natural and cultural heritage. Following is a letter sent from the Board of NATHIST, on behalf of the membership, to offer support and assistance, but also to recognize…

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….

2017 AGM working papers & proxies on the web

Papers and proxy forms for the 2017 Annual Business Meeting are now available online, on the working papers page. Feel free to download them and we will also have hard copies for meeting attendees. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact us via the online form. PLEASE NOTE: Proxies for the meeting are…

Pre-conference soirée

For those getting into Pittsburgh early, we are having a pre-conference soirée, which is free with your registration. This will be a casual get-together, to make new friends and see old ones as you relax after your flight. When: Tuesday, 24 October from 7-9pm Where: in the Wildlife Halls at Carnegie Museum of Natural History…

Important information on post-conference trips

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, we are consolidating our post-conference trips, focusing only on Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s active research facility Powdermill Nature Reserve and Frank Lloyd Wright’s residential masterpiece, Fallingwater. PLEASE NOTE: We will not be going to Niagara Falls These visits will be part of the same trip, on Sunday October 29….

New Co-opted Board Member

Dr. Emlyn Koster of the North Carolina Museum of  Natural Sciences has been unanimously co-opted to the Board of ICOM NATHIST for the partial term to the the Annual General Meeting in 2019 (Kyoto). With a BSc from the University of Sheffield in England and a PhD from the University of Ottawa in Canada, both…

2017 Call for Papers Extended

Want to present a paper at ICOM NATHIST 2017, but haven’t submitted an abstract? You’re in luck – the deadline to submit an abstract as been extended to May 31, 2017. Join museum professionals to explore manifestations of the Anthropocene in nature, art, and the humanities through keynote presentations, concurrent breakouts, and workshop sessions at…