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 Regional Day, on 16th August 2019, is to hosted by the Friends of Norwich Museums, with talks on the future role of Friends’ Groups, free visits to local museums and networking opportunities.It will be held primarily at The Town Close Auditorium in Norwich Castle - in the centre of the city.This FREE day will start at 10.30am and end…Read more →
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 →
On 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 how Friends Groups can adopt new ways…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 →
On Saturday 22nd September 2018 we had a very enjoyable regional day, courtesy of the Friends Group at the Higgins, in Bedford. There was a full agenda, which resulted in excellent feedback from those attending. Like:“A great networking opportunity - we all have problems/issues to discuss. I found this an invaluable event” The day started with an introduction to the Higgins…Read more →