AIMA Executive Board gathers in New Delhi, India

Board members of the Association Internationale Des Musées D’Agriculture (AIMA) met for their annual meeting in New Delhi, India, November 25-30, 2018. Surajit Sarkar, Ambedkar University, coordinated the visit. Nerupama Y. Modwel, director of  Intangible Cultural Heritage Division of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) greeted AIMA board members on November 26 at… Continue reading AIMA Executive Board gathers in New Delhi, India

Rural History 2019

Rural History 2019, the fourth biennial conference of the European Rural History Organisation, will take place in Paris from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 September 2019. For information about the conference – which incorporates numerous topics of interest to agricultural museums.

Summer Grain Harvest

AIMA member sites use tools representative of their time and place to harvest grains. The presenters at Firestone Farm in Greenfield Village, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, use a Johnston Harvesting Company Self-Rake reaper to cut Turkey Red Wheat. The farm interprets the birthplace of Harvey Firestone, and was moved to Greenfield Village from Columbiana… Continue reading Summer Grain Harvest

Traditions-Change-Sustainable Future: AIMA’s 2017 Conference

The National Agricultural Museum of Estonia is pleased to announce the Call for Papers and information about CIMA XVIII – the 18th conference of the International Association of Agricultural Museums (AIMA). Save the dates: 9-13 May 2017; with an optional tour on 14-15 May). Plan to participate: propose a workshop, paper or panel, or join conversations around themes… Continue reading Traditions-Change-Sustainable Future: AIMA’s 2017 Conference

American Literature and Agricultural Lessons

I’m pulling a panel together for Rural History 2017 (Leuven, Belgium, 11-14 September) on the following topic: American literature with rural or agricultural content taught in European schools. If you studied an American novel in school in Europe (grades before university) please post the author, title and brief summary of how the literature was included… Continue reading American Literature and Agricultural Lessons

Rural History 2017

Call for Panels Rural History 2017 11-14 September 2017 Leuven, Belgium It is a pleasure to announce Rural History 2017, the third biennial conference of the European Rural History Organisation (EURHO). The EURHO conferences aim at promoting the exchange of research questions and results, fostering co-operation between scholars engaged in the history of rural Europe… Continue reading Rural History 2017

AIMA Praesidium Meeting Agenda, 2-5 July 2015

The executive committee of the International Association of Agricultural Museums (AIMA) will meet July 2-5, 2015 at the Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, in Reading, England. The meeting will include formal AIMA business but also conversations about the meaning of rural history and the strategies that museums take to keep rural and… Continue reading AIMA Praesidium Meeting Agenda, 2-5 July 2015