ICOM NATHIST 2014 Conference Registration

We are pleased to announce that registration for ICOM NATHIST 2014 is now open.

When: 11-16 October

Where: The Croatian Museums of Zagorje

Theme – The Future of Natural History Museums: Relevance, Balance and Innovation Natural history museums face more challenges, and are finding new ways to meet them, than ever before. In the wake of the Global Financial Crisis, funds are tighter, alongside increasing pressure to remain relevant to visitors, funders and science practitioners. Arcane knowledge must be balanced with popularization, and there are increasing calls for enabling the public and other stakeholders in co-curating the messages brought forward in the museum context. Topics such as First Peoples and Ethics are intersecting with natural history museums in a way never imagined even ten years ago.

This conference is devoted to these considerations. Through engaging with our peers we aim plot the course of natural history museums, to ensure their place as effective contributors to natural ecosystems and human societies for this generation, the next, and the many to follow.

To see the programme and to register, please download the following form: icom-nathist-conference-programme updated July 2014

Please see the initial conference announcement for details of the theme and location. Find out more about our keynote presenter Frank Howarth from Australia.