EVENTS

BAFM holds events of interest to all Friends groups throughout the year, with a National Conference and AGM held at a different venue each year, and many local events across the UK. If you are interested in hosting an event please contact your regional co-ordinator. This page also includes details of international events from the World Federation of Friends of Museums (WFFM).


Announcement: BAFM National Conference & AGM 2018

Announcement: BAFM National Conference & AGM 2018

The BAfM AGM/Conference will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 8AG. The theme will be "The Value of Friends' Organisations in a Changing Social and Economic Climate". We shall focus on the invaluable contribution of Friends and volunteers to museums, art galleries, heritage sites…Read more →
BAFM Wales Regional Meeting, 2018

BAFM Wales Regional Meeting, 2018

The meeting will be held at the Nantgarw China Works in Cardiff, onTuesday 17th July, 2018The day starts at 10.30 am. and will end at 4pm.Cost -  £15 per head (to include lunch). The day will include:-* Talks.* Visit around the Museum and old kilns.* Luncheon* A chance to throw a pot! Please apply to Dorcas Cresswell, BAFM Regional Co-ordinator for Wales,…Read more →
BAFM Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Meeting, 2018

BAFM Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Meeting, 2018

BAFM Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Meeting, 2018   The Friends of Roman Aldborough invite you to the 2018 BAFM Yorkshire & Humberside Conference on Friday, July 13, 10am to 4pm, in Aldborough, North Yorkshire.  The Aldborough Roman Town site, Isurium Brigantum, is regarded as one of the most important Roman sites in the country. Over the past eight years Cambridge…Read more →
BAFM North-West Regional Meeting, 2018

BAFM North-West Regional Meeting, 2018

BAFM North-West Regional Meeting, 2018 Todmorden Town Hall hosted the BAFM North West regional get together (free). The day started with a welcome from the Mayor of Todmorden, Cllr Christine Potter, followed by tour led by the Todmorden Town Hall Volunteers.   Over lunch Friends from different ‘Friends of’ groups shared stories, knowledge and skills in the splendour of the Grade 1…Read more →
BAFM North-East Regional Meeting, 2018

BAFM North-East Regional Meeting, 2018

BAFM North-East Regional Meeting, 2018 Success at the Hatton Gallery   The Friends of the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, hosted the North East regional meeting of the British Association of Friends of Museums (BAFM).  The day started with an update from Friends groups across the region, sharing their recent successes and apprising us of developments at their institutions.  Overall, 9 Friends’ groups were…Read more →
BAFM South-East (Southern Counties) Regional Meeting, 2017

BAFM South-East (Southern Counties) Regional Meeting, 2017

BAFM South-East (Southern Counties) Regional Meeting, 2017 With BAFM regional co-ordinator Mike Evans a Maidstone Museums’ Foundation (MMF) trustee, it was timely to focus on youth engagement at this year’s South East (Southern Counties) regional meeting, held at Maidstone Museum.  To many young people, museums appear remote and dusty places, far from the cool image they crave in today’s image-conscious…Read more →
BAFM North-East Regional Meeting at The Bowes Museum

BAFM North-East Regional Meeting at The Bowes Museum

The BAFM North-east Regional Coordinator and The Friends of The Bowes Museum warmly invite you to a regional meeting hosted at the Bowes Museum, Friday 28th April, 10.00am—13.00pm Friends from across the region are invited to a end this BAFM north-east regional meeting. 10.00am Tea and coffee on arrival. 10.30am Illustrated talk by Laurence Sach on ‘David Garrick and 18th…Read more →
BAFM National Conference & AGM 2017

BAFM National Conference & AGM 2017

BAFM National Conference & AGM 2017 September 2017, London First a tribute to the Friends of the London Transport Museum (LTM) for hosting the Conference, bringing together representatives of Friends of Museums Groups  from all over the country - England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - thus providing an opportunity for Friends’ to discuss pertinent issues with each other in…Read more →
WFFM International Conference 2017

WFFM International Conference 2017

WFFM International Conference 2017 The World Federation of Friends of Museums (of which BAFM is a member) is having its triennial Congress between 17th and 21st May 2017 in Mantua and Verona, Italy.   More details will emerge later regarding the programme and booking details.  Any member of a Friends group can attend this. If you are interested please contact…Read more →
BAFM National Conference & AGM 2016

BAFM National Conference & AGM 2016

BAFM National Conference & AGM 2016 This national event took place on the 1st October at Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale. Hosted by The Friends of The Ironbridge Gorge Museum, the theme was ‘Marketing for Excellence’. The BAFM Conference explored how marketing can benefit Friends’ organisations, with speakers who were specialists in this field. A term that often has been misunderstood, marketing…Read more →