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.
PLAN TO PARTICIPATE:
3-4 October 2019: “Livestock and Traditional Crops in the Cultural Heritage of Rural Areas,” an international scientific conference, will be held in the Szreniawa Palace at the National Museum of Agriculture and Agro-Food Industry in Szreniawa in Poland. The Call for Proposals outlines five themes: 1) Humans as part of the ecosystem in the process of domestication of plants and animals over the centuries; 2) The influence of animal husbandry development and crop cultivation on shaping the tangible and intangible human needs. 3) The use of farm animals and arable crops in education, therapy, tourism, rehabilitation, recreation, and sports; 4) Human ecological awareness fostered by traditional animal breeding and plant cultivation; and 5) Educational farms as a promoter of biodiversity and cultural heritage. To participate, Complete this Application Form and submit no later than 16 June 2019.
8-13 June 2019: “Rendezvous in Time: Widening Our Horizons of Interest,” the annual conference of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Midland, Ontario, Canada.
10-12 October 2018: The National Museum of Agriculture and Food Industry in Szreniawa in Poland has released the Final Program for the 8th International Conservation Conference — “Problems Connected with Keeping and Conservation of Collections in Museums.” The conference is co-organized by the National Institute for Museums and Public Collections (registration form ANG). Translation services to-from English language provided.
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).
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.