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 S.E.(Southern) Regional Conference at Maidstone Museum

BAFM S.E.(Southern) Regional Conference at Maidstone Museum

Regional Conference - BAFM South East Region, Southern Counties Tuesday 12th September 2017 at Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery, St Faith’s Street, Maidstone ME14 1LH "YOUNG PEOPLE AS FRIENDS" Speakers include: Victoria Barlow, Director of Maidstone Museums Youth Ambassadors for Maidstone Museums’ Foundation – (pupils at a local Grammar school) Janette Lloyd, Assistant Head of Invicta Grammar School Trevor Sturgess, MMF Trustee (with responsibility…Read more →
BAFM South East (Eastern Counties) Meeting at The Higgins

BAFM South East (Eastern Counties) Meeting at The Higgins

BAFM's South East (Eastern Counties) region has their Area Meeting on Saturday 10 June 2017.  The day includes a visit to three museums: The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, John Bunyan Museum, and The Panacea Museum, Bedford. The day starts at The Higgins, which unites three fine cultural venues in buildings some going back 200 years. Displays include ‘Edward Bawden and his studio’. After lunch…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

The BAFM One Day Conference & AGM will be held on Saturday 30th September 2017 at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, London WC2. The theme is Museums, Members and Friends: A harmonious relationship? We will explore the relationships between Museums and their Friends’ organisations, against a background of a trend for museums to set up their own membership schemes. The…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 →
WFFM Meeting of the Young Friends of Museums 2016

WFFM Meeting of the Young Friends of Museums 2016

WFFM Meeting of the Young Friends of Museums 2016 June 2-5, 2016. Washington, D.C., USA. The pARTy continues... Young Friends had already met in Berlin and Mexico City and great things have been happened to the Young Friends Community around the world. They have shared information, passed on knowledge and created an important network that is still expanding. And now the Young Friends went…Read more →
WFFM Council Meeting and General Assembly of the World Federation of Friends of Museums 2016

WFFM Council Meeting and General Assembly of the World Federation of Friends of Museums 2016

WFFM Council Meeting and General Assembly of the World Federation of Friends of Museums 2016 June 2-5, 2016 Washington, D.C., USA This meeting of the World Federation of Friends of Museums was hosted by the United States Federation of Friends of Museums. Among other activities, delegates and companions had the opportunity to visit a wide range of Washington's top museums and galleries,…Read more →
BAFM South East, Eastern Counties, Area Meeting 2016

BAFM South East, Eastern Counties, Area Meeting 2016

BAFM South East, Eastern Counties, Area Meeting 2016 On Monday 29th February Friends of King’s Lynn Museum invited colleagues from BAFM member museums in the north of the region to visit their museum (Lynn Museum, King’s Lynn) and have an informal discussion on a number of topics of mutual interest.Read more →