Important conference update for speakers

Dear NATHIST Kyoto speakers, We wish to make you two requests about your presentations of the NATHIST sessions at ICOM Kyoto 2019. First one is submission of your presentation data for preparation of simultaneous interpretation (English to Japanese only). Please refer to the attached PDF file and send your slide data in PPT format or PDF format to Ms. Arai …

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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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New German Translation of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Natural History Museums

We are delighted to announce a new German translation of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Natural History Museums. It was organized by former NATHIST Treasurer, Ulrike Stottrop, Head of the Research & Collection Department, Head of Department Geology and Natural History at the Rurh Museum and Head of the Mineral Museum in Essen, Germany. NATHIST is extremely grateful to …

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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 destroyed an enormous amount of …

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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 that what remains is still …

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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. It promises, just as last …

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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 due at least SEVEN days …

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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 What: Drinks and light food …

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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. You can register for the …