Minutes of the 2019 Kyoto AGM

International Council of MuseumsCommittee for Museums and Collections of Natural HistoryAnnual General Meeting MinutesSeptember 3, 2019Kyoto, Japan Pursuant to proper notice, the Annual General Meeting for the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History of the International Council of Museums (ICOM NATHIST) was held on September 1, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan. Proxies:None 1. Call to order and Minutes. …

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Letter from CETAF

Dear colleagues, As you know, CETAF, alongside DiSSCo, launched,  aa task force gathering experts from our domain to provide a knowledge base that will: 1) support the work being done by other multidisciplinary teams (majorly in the biomedical domain) in tackling COVID-19 and finding the necessary treatments to fight this pandemic, and 2) more importantly,  contribute to prevent future health …

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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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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 board, our members and the sector as a whole. Perhaps the most far reaching are the actions we made in response to the fire that devastated Rio’s national museum. Aside from direct comments acknowledging that important collections still remain in …

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New Social Media Channels for NATHIST

Thanks to our hard-working board member, Christel Schollaardt, we have new social media channels for NATHIST. Here, you will find real-time information about NATHIST, as well as news about our global network. Facebook: ICOMNathist (please stay tuned for the link) Twitter: @ICOMNathist https://twitter.com/IcomNathist Instagram: ICOMNathist https://www.instagram.com/icomnathist/?hl=en Please note that the new Facebook channel has NO SPACE in it. The old …

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Survey: Natural History Museums

The Manchester Museum is running a project, funded by the British Ecological Society, that aims to help strengthen and develop UK natural sciences collections as a research-useful infrastructure. This would support nature conservation, environmental and ecological research, related policy and site/species/habitat management. It would also help inform museum sector policy and funding (e.g. preliminary results will contribute towards the UK …

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ICOM Round Table Discussion: Environmental Issues: Every Museum’s Responsibility

Last May 7, Dr. Eric Dorfman, Chair of NATHIST and Board Member of ICOM US, co-presented a round-table discussion (called “Hot Topics”), with Dr. Cristián Samper, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), as part of the International Council of Museum’s contribution to the American Alliance of Museums’ 2018 conference. See a report and notes from this workshop at …

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Conference Guide updated

After a few iterations, we’ve created a new conference guide for 2018. We’ve changed the name from a “manual” to “guide” to reflect  a more helpful format and and content focused on support and best practice. You can find the updated manual at this link https://icomnathist.com/icom-nathist-conference-guide/ It will be useful in you are planning a NATHIST conference, or you are …

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Museum Luncheon with Tribal Delegation before ICOM 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Founders Room, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Kwel Hoy’: We Draw the Line is a cross-country tour, museum exhibition and series of public programs uplifting Indigenous leadership in efforts to protect water, land, and our collective future, developed by members of the Lummi Nation and The Natural History Museum, a pop-up …