News & Events

AIMA shares announcements of colloquia and conferences hosted by AIMA member museums and affiliated organizations because these help AIMA fulfill its goal to facilitate regular conversations about issues of interest to agricultural museums world-wide.


10-12 October 2018: The 8th International Conservation Conference — “Problems Connected with Keeping and Conservation of Collections in Museums” — National Museum of Agriculture and Food Industry in Szreniawa in Poland (Final Program) (8thInternationalConf-LetterofInvitation). The conference is co-organized by the National Institute for Museums and Public Collections (registration form ANG). Translation services to-from English language provided for non-Polish speakers.

25-30 November 2018: AIMA board member representing India, Surajit Sarkar, will host the annual AIMA board meeting and professional networking with agricultural museums in India. The meeting will be hosted by INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage – a pan-Indian trust), with Sarkar’s Centre for Community Knowledge at Ambedkar University Delhi as co-host. Focus: The policy context (food security); as well as perceptions of tradition/modernity (a special initiative of the International Council of Museums).

Ongoing: INTERNATIONAL SURVEY — Living Animals in Agricultural Museums

AIMA promotes agricultural museums worldwide and activities in various environments (rural life, open-air, ecomuseum, experimental archaeology, craft, trade and other museum categories). AIMA’s Living Animals Working Group seeks information to establish an “Observatory” of the different situations, including successes and difficulties encountered. This Survey of Living Animals in Agricultural Museums is designed to collect data about the live animals exhibited and /or working in museums dedicated mainly to agriculture or rural life, or national parks. We wish to gather the most important facts for examination by a special study group in which you may participate by filling out the questionnaire or more actively, by becoming a member of AIMA. A synthesis of the findings will help document challenges and share solutions to issues raised. Thus AIMA will exchange experiences effectively.