BAFM Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Day, 2018A 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 not…Read more →
North-West Regional Meeting - May 2018Todmorden Town Hall hosted the BAFM North West regional get together (free). The day started with a welcome from the Mayor of Todmorden, Cllr Christine Potter, followed by tour led by the Todmorden Town Hall Volunteers. Over lunch Friends from different ‘Friends of’ groups shared stories, knowledge and skills in the splendour of the Grade 1…Read more →
The BAfM AGM/Conference will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 8AG. The theme will be "The Value of Friends' Organisations in a Changing Social and Economic Climate". We shall focus on the invaluable contribution of Friends and volunteers to museums, art galleries, heritage sites…Read more →
September 2017, London First a tribute to the Friends of the London Transport Museum (LTM) for hosting the Conference, bringing together representatives of Friends of Museums Groups from all over the country - England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - thus providing an opportunity for Friends’ to discuss pertinent issues with each other in face to face contact. The Programme…Read more →
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 back together in Washington! Coinciding with the WFFM General…Read more →
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).
On Wednesday 18 May 2016 we had an excellent day, courtesy of the Friends of the Chelmsford Museum. It was held at at the Museum itself, in Chelmsford. The theme for the day was Communications and Strategy and we had two case history presentations about how Friends groups are run in liaison with the professionals.The day included a Curator’s tour…Read more →