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).


BAFM National Conference & AGM – October 2019

BAFM National Conference & AGM – October 2019

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 →
Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Day – July 2019

Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Day – July 2019

Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Day – July 2019One Saturday 13th July, The Friends of Doncaster Museums will welcome delegates from across the region to The Mansion House in the centre of the town for the annual conference event. The theme, ‘Building on the past, building for the future’ will highlight the changes to the museum services across the region and…Read more →
North-east Regional Day – March 2019

North-east Regional Day – March 2019

North-East Regional Day – March 2019Dealing 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…Read more →
BAFM SE (East) Regional Meeting, 2018

BAFM SE (East) Regional Meeting, 2018

This event, to be held on Saturday 22nd September will take place courtesy of Friends Groupat the Higgins in central Bedford.  It will involve a full day's agenda and visits to three Bedford Museums. It starts at 11am and ends at 4pm.  It is Free, but please buy your own lunch at the Higgins 'Pantry' bistro.Read more..Read more →
WFFM Annual Conference & AGM, 2018

WFFM Annual Conference & AGM, 2018

WFFM Annual Conference & AGM, 2018The World Federation of Friends of Museums (WFFM)  promotes and spreads the idea of Friends of museums worldwide and represents about 2 million individual Friends of museums worldwide.   BAFM is an active member and has been associated with the Federation since its earliest days.  Rosemary Marsh, BAFM Vice President, Norah Dunbar, our International Representative…Read more →
BAFM Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Meeting, 2018

BAFM Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Meeting, 2018

BAFM Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Meeting, 2018 A delightful day for everyone was the 2018 Yorkshire Regional Conference by the Friends of Roman Aldborough.  Haris Livas-Dawes (BAFM Regional Co-ordinator) said, "I don't think another area of Britain could match this place for community spirit." There were various groups, all contributing to the welfare of this beautiful place. The conference was…Read more →