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November 4, 2022

Important Announcement: ICOM NATHIST AGM 2022

ICOM NATHIST Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022 will take place on 4th November, 12:00-16:30, CET (GMT+1).đź“ŤMeeting...

October 19, 2022

IMPORTANT NOTICE: ICOM NATHIST Election (26th October to 2nd November CET)

Time: From 26thOctober, 00:00 CET(GMT+2)* until 2nd November, 23:59 CET(GMT+1). Voting Platform: Xoyondo; the...

September 18, 2022

Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022 and Call for Papers

According to ICOM’s guidelines, the AGM and the Board Election should be organized VIRTUALLY after the...

August 18, 2022

Information for ICOM Prague 2022: Program and abstracts

We are counting down 48 hours until the ICOM Prague 2022 starts. Please find NATHIST overall program belowICOM...

July 15, 2022

2022 ICOM NATHIST Board Election- Call for Nominations (until 30 September)

In mid-November 2022, ICOM NATHIST will hold online elections for the next three years, 2022-2025, in its virtual...

April 2, 2022

April 6: webinar on Solidarity with Ukraine

January 19, 2022

Call for Papers Prague 2022

Call for Papers UMAC-NATHIST-ICME-ICR 2022 JOINT ANNUAL CONFERENCE The Power of Museums: Sustainability   The...

September 14, 2021

Join us on the Social Media!

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September 13, 2021

Blog of the NATHIST -ICOM Anthropocene working group

Blog of the NATHIST -ICOM Anthropocene working groupThe Anthropocene is a proposed epoque in the Earth’s geological...

August 18, 2021

Scientific program Annual Conference published


August 9, 2021

Keynote Speakers ICOM NATHIST Virtual Conference 2021

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the ICOM NATHIST VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021 from 13th – 15th...

April 15, 2021

Earth Day webinar: Museums and Sustainability

21 April 17.00 CESTKeywords: Climate action, climate justice, Most Affected People and Areas (MAPA), Black and...

April 2, 2021

Call for Papers NatHist Annual Conference 2021

We are pleased to announce ICOM NATHIST VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021 from 13th – 15th September 2021. The...

December 27, 2020

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dear members of Nathist, on behalf of the board we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!...

September 25, 2020

ICOM NATHIST: Museums and COVID-19 Measures

While the ongoing repetitive waves of pandemic has brought troubles to the museums and tourism industry, many of us...

August 23, 2020

Minutes of the 2020 AGM

International Council of Museums Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History Annual General Meeting...

June 25, 2020

Minutes of the 2019 Kyoto AGM

International Council of MuseumsCommittee for Museums and Collections of Natural HistoryAnnual General Meeting...

April 14, 2020

Newsletter Spring 2020

Dear colleagues, members of ICOM NATHIST, The Corona crisis is affecting us all; On a personal, family, corporate...

March 26, 2020

Conference postponed to 2022

Dear friends and partners of the SPNHC & ICOM NATHIST Joint Conference, It is with great disappointment that we...

March 9, 2020

Corona virus policy

We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh for the Joint Conference of the Society for the Preservation of...

December 17, 2019

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year

The Board of Nathist wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year and we hope to see you in Edinburgh...

September 15, 2019

NATHIST Conference Report 2019

During the week of 1–7 September 2019, the city of Kyoto welcomed over 4,500 participants to the ICOM General...

August 23, 2019

Bylaws posted

The NATHIST bylaws were ratified in November of 2018 at the Annual General Meeting in Ramat Gan, Israel. They are...

August 4, 2019

Update on Kyoto

We’re getting close to final preparations for the NATHIST portion of the Kyoto conference. Here are some...

July 6, 2019

NATHIST Excursion: Lake Biwa

The countdown to Kyoto is beginning. We are including updated information on the NATHIST conference on our...

July 5, 2019

Invitation to a workshop on costs of biological invasions

A message from Franck Courchamp, Biodiversity Dynamics, Lab of Ecologie, Systematique & Evolution, Université...

May 29, 2019

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...

April 14, 2019

Call for Nominations

In September 2019, at the triennial general assembly in Kyoto, NATHIST will hold elections for the next three...

February 7, 2019

Kyoto 2019: Updates to call for papers

On this page, you fill find everything you need to know about attending the NATHIST conference as part of the 2019...

February 7, 2019

Opportunity: Senior Native Organizer Natural History Museum

From the Natural History Museum: We are seeking a Senior Native Organizer to join us in our mission to transform...

February 7, 2019

Opportunity: Executive Director, Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum

Boyce Thompson Southwest Arboretum, a private nonprofit corporation, located near Superior Arizona, and spread over...

February 5, 2019

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...

December 22, 2018

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...

December 22, 2018

Season’s Greetings from NATHIST

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s a time to think about the many achievements and contributions made by our...

December 16, 2018

Call for Papers NATHIST 2019

Natural History Museums: A Nexus Between Nature and Culture We’re very much looking forward to the 2019...

December 16, 2018

Conference Report NATHIST 2018

Natural History Museums in Time and Place Natural History Museums spearhead our understanding of the Universe....

November 17, 2018

Opportunity – Research Engineer on ant ecology in France

A message from Franck Courchamp, University of Paris Sud: Dear colleagues, our group is recruiting a Research...

September 14, 2018

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...

September 3, 2018

New Social Media Channels for NATHIST

Thanks to our hard-working board member, Christel Schollaardt, we have new social media channels for NATHIST. Here,...

July 26, 2018

2018 Conference Abstract Deadline Extended

For those wanting to send in an abstract to the 2018 conference, and are afraid you’ve missed it,...

July 22, 2018

Are you a member of NATHIST?

If you’ve been enjoying reading about the international natural history museum field through our website and...

July 12, 2018

2018 Conference Website is up

ICOM Israel have launched the official website for the 2018 NATHIST conference, officially opening registration. It...

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ICOM NATHIST is the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History of the International Council of Museums.

The Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History (NATHIST) of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) comprises about 400 institutions and individuals across the world. NATHIST supports the collection, preservation, research and interpretation of diverse biological, paleontological and geological collections, the scientific study of the world’s natural heritage and natural environments, and the engagement of schools and the broader public in these and related subjects.

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