Conference Programme

25 – 28 September, Edinburgh and Glasgow, United Kingdom
Theme: The role of the artefact in 21st century museums

Sunday 25 September, Edinburgh,
National Museum of Scotland (corner Chambers Street/ George IV Bridge)
18:30 20:30 Opening reception
Monday 26 September, Edinburgh,
National Museum of Scotland (entry via Lothian Street)
09:00 09:30 Registration/ coffee
09:30 10:00 Director’s welcome by Gordon Rintoul CBE
10:00 12:00 Session 1: Transport at the National Museums Scotland: Past, Present, Future
Ian Brown, Thilo Bürgel, Louise Innes, Alison Taubmann
15:30 17:30 Session 2: Conservation perspective – Do we or Don’t we run them?
Chris Knapp (Imperial War Museum)
Dave Morris (National Museum of the Royal Navy)
Chris Van Schaardenburgh (BovingtonTank Museum)
Tuesday 27 September, Glasgow
Riverside Museum
10:30 11:00 Welcome by Martin Bellamy
11:00 13:00 Session 3: Collections Accessibility and Digital Options
Aija Bauere (Riga Motor Museums):
New Riga Motor Museum – New Technologies – New Challenges
Bianca Gendreau (Canadian Museum of History):
Making collections accessible, tradition, trend and tyranny
Erin Gregory (Canada Aviation and Space Museum):
Game On: Bringing Artifacts and History to Life in Mobile Apps
14:00 15:00 Session 4: Research and the Collection
Stephen Quick (Canadian War Museum):
Exploring History Through a Life-size Graphic Novel: The Making of Deadly Skies – Air War, 1914–1918
Sam Mullins (London Transport Museum):
Colour Light and Movement
15:30 17:00 Session 5: Operating a Collection – or Not
Joachim Breuninger (Transport Museum Dresden):
Why we do not run our collection!
Walter Hofstetter (SBB Historic):
The Way To a Well Managed Rolling Stock Collection
Dr. Rainer Mertens (DB Museum):
Euphoria machine – past and present of the historical “Adler”-train
19:30 Conference Dinner Hawthornden Court
Wednesday 28 September, Edinburgh,
National Museum of Flight (East Fortune Airfield)
10:30 12:30 Session 6
Paul Kirkman (National Railway Museum York):
Flying Scotsman Restoration – tbc
René Schrøder Christensen (Danish Railway Museum): The material turn and fear of artefacts – exhibits or the experience of riding a train?
Peter Ovenstone (Heritage Railway Association): ABTEM Larger & Working Objects
12:30 13:00 General Assembly
17:00 End of the Conference

Whole Conference Programme


IATM Annual General Meeting

On Wednesday, 28 September, 2016, 12:30 at the National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian, Scotland

The Board of Directors of the International Association of Transportation Museums will hold its annual general meeting in conjunction with the 2016 annual conference programme.

Mr. Stephen Quick, President and Directors will be present.  An overview of activities & financial statements for the most recent fiscal year will be presented.

IATM was formed in 1968, and is associated with ICOM, the world museum organization, which falls under UNESCO. It works for active collaboration across national borders between museums within its special field

Welcome to the
Global Museum Network!

IATM embraces members from many countries and meets all over the world. IATM is an organisation established in 1968 and affiliated to ICOM – the International Council of Museums. IATM has a seat in the ICOM Advisory Commitee and participates in the election of the ICOM Executive Council.

The Network includes most of the main national museums in the field of Transport and Communications together with many smaller museums and also a number of individuals with a special interest of knowledge.
Learn more

IATM Presidents Letter– March 2016
Download IATMs Presidents Letter here