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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 invite you to the 34th …

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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 his continuing involvement. Nicolas will …

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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 each other, to present, discuss …

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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 Conference in Israel will address …

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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. Since then, Emlyn has created …

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2017 Conference Report

By every measure, the 2017 NATHIST conference was a great success. About 250 delegates gathered at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh from the 25th-29th of October, representing about 30 countries and ranging from university students, through curators, to directors of some of the world’s most important institutions. The theme of the conference was The Anthropocene: Natural History Museums …

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Conference Countdown – don’t forget to register!

We’re getting ever closer to the conference, and we can tell by the extensive speaker’s list that there are still a few folks who need to register. Now’s the time when it will be really helpful for us if those who intend to come to fill out the registration form and get on our list. We have goodies to put …

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Isabelle Hayeur exhibition to see while at the 2017 conference

While you’re at the conference, we invite you to see an exhibition at the University of Pittsburgh, “A Part From Nature,” photographic works by Canadian artist, Isabelle Hayeur. It is displayed in the same gallery as “Shifting Ground: Landscapes from the UAG and Local Collections”. Both of these exhibitions resonate strongly with our topic of the Anthropocene A Part From …

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New Anthropocene Working Group Meeting Wednesday, October 25, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

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 Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (USA). Prospective members include Dr. Osamu Kamei (Japan) and Dr. Nicolas Kramar (Switzerland). The meeting time will be Wednesday, October 25, 4:00 …

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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 the 2017 ICOM NATHIST Conference. …