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 agricultural history collections and interpretation vibrant and meaningful. Representatives of the Rural Museums Network will join the AIMA board members to discuss strategies on July 3 (Friday) and AIMA members will tour the Chiltern Open-Air Museum on July 5 (Sunday). For information see the invitation and agenda, at http://www.AgriculturalMuseums.org
The full address is: https://agriculturalmuseums.org/governance/minutes-executive-committee-praesidium-meetings/

European Rural History Organization (EURHO)

The European Rural History Organization (EURHO) exists to “promote the study of all aspects of rural history in Europe and beyond.” The biennial conferences include formal panel presentations and plenary addresses as well as field trips to rural sites with distinctive regional culture. The 2015 conference (Girona, Spain) will include a plenary address on agricultural museums (Rural History 2015). For information on past conferences including programs, see: Rural History 2010, Rural History 2013, and for future planning: Rural History 2017.

 

AIMA to MERL

The AIMA Board members will meet at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading, England (July 2-6, 2015). The gathering expects to review the Strategic Plan for 2015-2018, prepare for the next annual board meeting, in conjunction with the Animals in Agricultural Museums conference at the Polish National Agricultural Museum near Szreniawa, Poland, and begin planning for the 18th Congress in Estonia in 2017.