About Us

AIMA began in Prague in 1966. Its purpose is to educate the public about the significance of agriculture to human society, to explain the many ways that agriculture has evolved through time, and to facilitate dialogue between museums across the globe about agricultural topics and discoveries.
(Read more about the history of AIMA)

The AIMA is an affiliate of the International Council of Museums as laid out in our statutes, and we have adopted their ethical code. The current Strategic_Plan reflects our global scope.

The association is governed by the Executive Committee, which is elected for a three year term by the AIMA membership at the General Assembly, which takes place at the triennial congress (CIMA).

The Congress of International Agricultural Museums (CIMA) takes place normally every three years at different venues, and is an important event in the AIMA calendar. However the 19th Congress, AIMA 2020, (“Past and Future Agricultures“) has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19, will be held on-line, hosted by the Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, UK.

AIMA has also instituted a number of working groups, to look at various aspects of agriculture and agricultural museums.

AIMA Meetings

Click here to see a list of past AIMA Meetings