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 National Conference in 2020 will be held in the vibrant city of Dundee, on 9th to 11th October. At the Discovery Point.In recent years Dundee has undergone a transformation from a fading post-industrial city to an exciting cultural destination with fantastic museums and heritage venues, including the newly opened V&A Dundee, Scotland's first design museum, shortlisted for the…Read more →
The BAFM Conference and AGM was held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2019, at Reading Museum & Town Hall. The theme was “Museum Friends & Community Engagement: Challenge & Opportunity”. The event was organised by Kate Khun, BAFM’s Conference Co-ordinator, & the Friends of Reading Museum (FoRM). Our thanks to them all for running a splendid event. The conference…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 →