About ICOM NATHIST


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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Mission

NATHIST provides a point of contact and a forum for professional interaction for all those who work in nature and science focused museums with a responsibility for, or affinity with, natural history collections as well as those who work in institutions with related aims, including zoological and wildlife parks, botanical gardens, aquaria, nature centers, paleontological and geological sites, etc.


Activities

NATHIST holds an international annual conference in cooperation with innovative museum host venues focused on topical themes that feature special guest speakers, seminars, training series, workshops, and site visits.
 
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President

Dorti WOLENITZ


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Vice President

Christel SCHOLLAARDT


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Secretary

FANG Hui-shih (Phaedra)


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Treasurer

Jesse RODRIGUEZ


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Board

Lynda KNOWLES


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Dr. Breda Činč JUHANT


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HUNG Shih-yu


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Dr. YABE Atsushi


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Dr. Atienza DACHA