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).
The BAFM AGM/Conference will be held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October, 2019, at Reading Museum & Town Hall, Reading’s Abbey Quarter. The theme will be “Museum Friends & Community Engagement: Challenge & Opportunity”. BAFM’s local partners this time are the ‘Friends of Reading Museum (FoRM).The Conference programme and speaker selection have been designed to explore the role of museum friends'…Read more →
A BAFM Regional Day was held on Tuesday 24th September at Maidstone Museum, hosted by Maidstone Museums’ Foundation (MMF). Even though it was one of the wettest days for months 24 delegates struggled through the deluge to attend a really interesting and stimulating day ...
The SE (Eastern Counties) Regional Day was held on Saturday 16th August at Norwich Castle, hosted by Friends’ of Norwich Museums. The topic of the day was “The Future Role of Friends’ Groups”.Friends’ of Norwich Castle Chair, Chris Sanham, welcomed the group and spoke of common difficulties for groups in recruiting younger committee members - in order to continue functioning…Read more →
BAFM Chair Alex Walker leading a discussion on identifying the challenges local groups face [Copyright - The Friends of Doncaster Museums]Over twenty people were able to attend the Yorkshire Regional Day at The Mansion House in Doncaster on Saturday July 13th. The last time the Friends of Doncaster Museums hosted the Regional Meeting was over ten years ago, when the…Read more →
Dealing with expansion and development: report from the North-East Regional MeetingOver 50 BAFM members from around the north-east attended a regional meeting on 30 March 2019 hosted by the Friends of Beamish.The theme is successfully dealing with expansion and development which many museums and heritage sites in the region are experiencing. Keynote speakers included Ian Bean, Director of Projects of…Read more →