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NATHIST Excursion: Lake Biwa

The countdown to Kyoto is beginning. We are including updated information on the NATHIST conference on our Conference Research Page. CONFERENCE EXCURSION – LAKE BIWA On the excursion, NATHIST is going on an exciting field trip around beautiful Lake Biwa to experience its nature and culture. Lake Biwa is one of the few ancient lakes in the world and also …

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Invitation to a workshop on costs of biological invasions

A message from Franck Courchamp, Biodiversity Dynamics, Lab of Ecologie, Systematique & Evolution, Université Paris-Sud Dear colleagues, With my group, we are organizing a 3 days workshop to exploit our newly completed global database on the economic costs of biological invasions: InvaCost. The workshop will be held mid-November, in a very nice setting near Paris, France. The objective of this …

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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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Call for Nominations

In September 2019, at the triennial general assembly in Kyoto, NATHIST will hold elections for the next three years, 2019-2021. A number of positions are available: Chair Deputy Chair Secretary Ordinary members This is your opportunity to make a difference to NATHIST and to support natural history museums everywhere. Being a board member of NATHIST is a wonderful way to …

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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 ICOM triennial in Kyoto, Japan. This information, along with other materials are posted on our 2019 conference resource page https://icomnathist.com/conference-2019/. Check back regularly for updates. Conference Theme: Natural History Museums: A Nexus Between Nature and Culture Session Keywords Global issues Engagement/Leadership …

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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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Call for Papers NATHIST 2019

Natural History Museums: A Nexus Between Nature and Culture We’re very much looking forward to the 2019 Triennial General Assembly in Kyoto. NATHIST talks will occur on 2, 3 and 4 September. Building on the theme of the Kyoto General Assembly, Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition, the theme for the NATHIST conference is Natural History Museums: A …

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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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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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2018 Conference Website is up

ICOM Israel have launched the official website for the 2018 NATHIST conference, officially opening registration. It has information about the schedule, host venue, as well as accommodation and registration details. Click on the image or this link to find out more. For questions, please contact the conference organizer, Dorit Wolenitz at:   email: musdori@012.net.il Telephone +972-3-6315010 PLEASE NOTE: THE CALL …