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Dr Gerald Dick, 2015 Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce Dr. Gerald Dick, Executive Director of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums as a keynote speaker at the 2015 ICOM NATHIST conference at the Taiwan National Museum. Dr Gerald Dick did his PhD in behavioural ecology under the supervision of Hans Winkler and the late Konrad Lorenz. After working in applied nature conservation, he …

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Learn more about Taipei

The National Taiwan Museum in Taipei is our host for the 2015 conference, from 19-23 October. If you haven’t been to Taipei before, this is an excellent chance to visit this beautiful city and its surroundings. About Taipei Taipei (means “North of Taiwan”), officially known as Taipei City (Chinese: 臺北市 or 台北市; pinyin: Táiběi Shì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tâi-pak Chhī), is the …

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ICOM NATHIST signs MOU with WAZA

February 2015, ICOM NATHIST signed a memorandum of understanding with the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, to undertake joint activities of mutual benefit for conservation of natural heritage. The crux of the MOU rests with two paragraphs that outline what we will do: A – Common areas for joint activities, relate clearly to the ICOM NATHIST draft vision “The …

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ICOM NATHIST says goodbye to Luisa Rocha and welcomes Lynda Knowles

The Board of ICOM NATHIST expresses its sincere gratitude to Dr Luisa Maria Rocha, who steps down from the position of Secretary of ICOM NATHIST, which she has held since 2013. Luisa is Museologist at Environmental Museum Research Institute of the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, which aims to facilitate dialogue with society about the conservation of biodiversity and environmental …

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"Biodiversity is Us" – ICOM NATHIST collaborates with WAZA

With the theme of IMD15 “Museums for a Sustainable Society”, ICOM NATHIST is working even more closely with its partner the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to support “Biodiversity is Us”. Zoos and Aquariums, represented by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, are actively getting people to act to preserve biodiversity, which is shrinking at an alarming rate. …

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Don’t forget – ICOM NATHSIT registrations and abstracts

Don’t forget, the deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2014 ICOM NATHIST Conference 11 to 16 October in Zagreb and Krapina, Croatia, is approaching quickly. You can find all your registration details at this link. The deadline for submitting abstracts, and to get the early bird price is August 1st. Drop us a line at this link if you have any questions. …

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Useful information on Croatia

In preparing for our conference, here is some useful information on Croatia. Information about Visas can be found here http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/ This site also has information on travel documents, foreign affairs and official contacts. Links to some of the places we will be visiting during the conference: Krapina http://www.tzg-krapina.hr/ Medvednica http://www.pp-medvednica.hr/ Zagreb http://www.zagreb-touristinfo.hr/ Gavezinca http://www.lepoglava-info.hr/ Varazdin http://www.tourism-varazdin.hr/ and http://www.turizam-vzz.hr/ Osijek http://www.tzosijek.hr/ …

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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 …