Eric Dorfman is the Daniel G. and Carole L. Kamin Director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Eric oversees strategic initiatives, operations, and research at the museum. He is an active advocate for natural and cultural heritage and has published books on natural history and climate change, as well as children’s fiction and scholarly articles on museology and ecology.
Since 2013, he has been president of the International Council of Museums Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History (ICOM NATHIST), he is a member of the ICOM Ethics Committee, and in 2013, he published the ICOM Code of Ethics for Natural History Museums. He is also a registered ICOM mediator, chairs the ICOM NATHIST Wildlife Trafficking Working Group, and is a member of ICOM’s Museum Definition Working Group.
Recent Blog Posts
- By Eric Dorfman Much is being said within the museum industry about the definition of museums. ICOM is considering the current definition and whether it needs to be rethought. I think a review …Read More »
- By Eric Dorfman I’ve always loved this painting. Vertumnus looks serenely at the viewer, a slight smile making you think he knows something you’d like to. It’s a clever work of Mannerism, seamlessly …Read More »
- Article by Eric Dorfman, Director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History The rapid decline of the global environment is an inescapable fact. The Earth’s major oxygen sources, coral reefs and rain forests, are …Read More »