Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History Annual Conference
DATE ㅣ 10.
11 - 16 , 2014
VENUE ㅣ Croatia , The Croatian Museums of Zagorje
INFORMATION ㅣ http://icomnathist.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/icom-nathist-2014-conference-registration/
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.