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 →
The Regional Day, on Tuesday 24th September 2019, is to be hosted by the Maidstone Museums’ Foundation.The topic is “The Relationship between the Museum and Friends’ Group”, and includes talks from the Friends' groups in Tunbridge Wells, Folkestone and Rochester, with much question and answer time. There will also be an explanation of work underway on the BAFM website.Afterwards there…Read more →
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 →
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 →