Colloquia / AIMA Partners

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.


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). Date: mid- to late-November 2018.


9-13 May 2017: The National Agriculture Museum of Estonia  will host CIMA XVIII, the 18th triennial conferences of AIMA. Participate by proposing a workshop, paper or panel. Extend your trip with the optional post conference tour (14-15 May 2017).

12-14 October 2016: The 7th edition of the International Conservation Conference “Problems connected with Keeping and Conservation of Collections in Museums”, which will take place at the National Museum of Agriculture and Food Industry in Szreniawa in Poland (invitation letter mail K-ANG). The conference is co-organized by the National Institute for Museums and Public Collections (registration form ANG).

In July 2015 the International Association of Agricultural Museums and the Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading received a grant from the Internationalisation Fund of the University of Reading to offer two bursaries during the academic year 2015-2016 to students keen to gain experience through an internship at an agricultural museum. Bursary A is reserved for a student  enrolled in a first degree course (BA, BSc or equivalent) outside Great Britain, to undertake an internship at the University of Reading, as hosted by the Museum of English Rural Life. Bursary B is reserved for a student enrolled in a first degree course (BA, BSc or equivalent) from the University of Reading to undertake an internship at an overseas museum affiliated with a higher education institution.

13-15 May 2016: “Animal Keeping and Traditional Plant Cultivation in Museum Education” an International Colloquium hosted by the National Museum of Agriculture and Food Industry, Szreniawa, Poland. Registration Form. Conference Schedule.