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 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.