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    Call for papers and presentations on good practice from member museums

    IATM Conference, Prague, 28-31 August 2022 IATM is proud to present its first in-person conference in three years. The IATM Board are keen for as many delegates as possible to have a voice in Prague, to tell us about your museum and it’s view of the future, so do get in touch with your ideas now. This is the opportunity for you to make a short 15-20 minute presentation to the conference, perhaps a case study or reflection from your own museum, for Session One: Museums as advocates for environmental sustainability. How will your exhibitions and public programmes make the case for the need for action in climate change and…

  • Webinar: Exhibition “Back to Future. Visions of Technology between Fiction and Reality” – Museum of Communication Berlin

    The webinar takes you on a journey to yesterday’s visions of future technologies as imagined by pioneering creative minds. The images they invented as illustrations and postcards and in novels and films expressed the hopes, yearnings, fears, and discontents of their particular eras. Their works present fantasy scenes and very concrete ideas – and while some have now become unquestioned realities, others provide a fun insight into past ideas of our present world. In the four themed rooms Optimising Humankind // Boundless Communication // Conquering Time and Space // In Search of Another World, the exhibition takes an entertaining look at the history of ideas in 16 selected technological visions…

  • 2nd Webinar: Curating under Quarantine

    Curators Rebecca Dolgoy, Emily Gann, and Erin Gregory, will present Ingenium’s Curating under Quarantine initiative, a project which focuses on documenting the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on science, technology, and society. The presentation will begin with an overview of the project and its conceptualization, followed by a discussion of specific activities within the project, such as documentation, partnerships, acquisition strategy, and sharing outputs. This will be followed by a Question and Answer period. 25th February 2021, 15:00 CET

  • 28 January, 15 CET: 1st webinar on steamship restoration

    IATM – Start of a series exciting worldwide webinars The IATM Board has decided to organize 2021 every month a Webinar to maintain to contact with our members and to enlarge the range of participants, not only the Directors but also the other staff members. The start will be made by the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne on Thursday, 28 January 2021 at 14:00 (GMT) / 15:00 European continent. Duration: 1 hour (including live Q & A) Topic of the webinar: Restoration of the steamship DS Rigi, Lake Lucerne 1848-1952 (in the museum since 1959). The steamship Rigi is as old as modern Switzerland and thus our oldest preserved…

  • IATM Webinars: Covid and Beyond

    As museums across the world stay closed and society locks down, IATM is launching a monthly webinar series, on the fourth Thursday of each month. This will be open to our members and their museums but will be recorded and made available to anyone interested on our IATM website. The IATM webinars will be presented by transport and communications museums, and go behind the scenes to look at how museums are coping with Covid and planning for a better future.   Programm Thursday 28 January Steam ship restoration and members meeting on Covid closures Martin Bütikofer Verkehrshaus der Schweiz/, Lucerne Thursday 25 February Curating under Covid Stephen Quick Ingenium, Ottawa,…

  • Virtual Conference – Sustaining our museums through and beyond Covid-19

    Webinars, Monday 28th September 2020 IATM is pleased to announce a virtual annual conference on Monday 28 September 2020, a day of four linked webinars with a concluding session. Each webinar to be 1hr 15mins, with short 10-minute presentations, questions and discussion to be chaired by hosts from the board of IATM. We invite all the museum colleagues to register and join this conference through ALVA, AIM and Museums Association and across international networks. The IAMT membership is not required to attend the webinars. The conference is free of charge, but it requires a separate registration for each session. Please note that all the times are BST (British Summer Time)…

  • IATM Virtual Conference

    The annual IATM conference had been planned for London & Bristol from 27-29 September 2020 on the theme of ‘The Relevance & Sustainability of our Museums’. In light of the coronavirus epidemic, this has been postponed, provisionally to September 2021. Save the Date for our first IATM Virtual Conference on Monday 28 September, a day of webinars on the theme of ‘Shared Thinking on experiencing the post-COVID world’ Join directors of transport, postal and communications museums from Europe, N.America and Australia to share new thinking, best practice and bright ideas on the new world after the Coronavirus epidemic. Each webinar to be 1hr 15mins, with short 10-minute presentations, questions and…

  • Routes to Recovery

    Due to the worldwide impact of the coronavirus, IATM have decided to cancel the annual conference in September in London. Over the next few weeks the IATM board is planning a one day virtual conference on Monday 28 September, ‘Routes to Recovery’, with a series of online webinars open to all IATM members on how transport and communications museums are planning their operational and financial futures. Full details will be available by the end of June but please keep the date free. We are also reviving our online presence as meeting face-to-face will be difficult for some time. Please check out the IATM Facebook page to see how other museums…

  • Material culture produced by forced labour

    Ian Brown, Assistant Curator of Aviation at National Museums Scotland is in the early stages of research into the material culture produced by forced labour during the Holocaust and how this is represented and interpreted in museum collections. He would be interested to hear from anyone carrying out similar research or with such collections in their museum. He can be contacted at i.brown@nms.ac.uk.

  • Register now for our conferene

    IATM welcomes you to the 2019 conference which will be held in Berlin and also Dresden (Germany) from September 22nd to 25th. We are once again endeavouring to create a program that is both dynamic and pertinent to the challenges we face as Transport, Postal and Communication museums. This year our theme is sustainability. We will discuss collections, programming, curatorial and financial sustainability. The objective for this year is to create a conference that is dynamic, relevant and participatory. We have been tuning the conferences over these last years to address your needs and to provide a platform for engagement and exchange of expertise rather than the usual format of…