• A historic tram driving through Prague

    Save the Date – IATM Conference 2022

    Join us in Prague this August for the return to a face-to-face IATM conference IATM Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 28 – 31 August 2022 Theme – Sustaining our Museums in a Challenging World As we learn to live with Covid, our museums must now play a part in creating a sustainable world. Against the background of the beautiful city of Prague, we are hosted by the Czech Postal Museum, the National Technical  Museum, the Prague Transport Museum and the Czech Railway Museum, with the four star Hotel Belvedere in central Prague as our base. Full programme available here.

  • A drawing showing the glass structure of the Budapest Transport Museum with visitors in the foreground

    Behind the scenes of the new Hungarian Transport Museum project

    The IATM Webinar on Thursday 24th February, 1400 GMT/1500 CET will go behind the scenes of plans for the new transport museum in Budapest, introduced by Gábor Zsigmund, Deputy General Director of the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport and IATM Board member. One of the most ambitious projects in Europe for a new Transport Museum is currently under preparation in Budapest. This presentation will introduce the project, the goals and how preserving our heritage enables us to advances sustainability and mobility goals. There are many examples around the world where a cultural investment has been the catalyst for the renewal of entire districts. In these places the urban…

  • How do you decarbonise your museum?

    IATM Webinar, Thursday 27 January 1400 (GMT) / 1500 (CET) In this first webinar of 2022, we will explore and seek to demystify what decarbonisation means for our museums, with the help of Mott Macdonald, global engineering, management and development consultancy, who made their own organisation carbon neutral in 2020. Transport and communications museums are important places for public discussion to take place on a sustainable future for our society. It is important that museums are not only lively forums for public information and debate, but are also actively working directly towards environmental sustainability for their own organisations through their supply chain, energy, procurement, working practices etc. This webinar is…

  • Santa standing between two red Routemaster buses at London Transport Museum

    You are invited to a festive IATM Christmas webinar

    Join us live from London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London, on 7 December for a light-hearted exploration of Christmas across IATM museums, including Swiss Transport Museum in Lucerne, the Finnish Postal Museum in Tampere and the German Postal Museum in Nuremberg. Live from London, the webinar will be hosted by Alex Grundon and explore the London Transport Museum’s Christmas merchandise with Head of Trading, Laura Mullins, and entertained in unique seasonal style by the Puppini Sisters harmony trio. Tuesday 7 December 2021, 11:30 GMT / 12:30 CET

  • Exterior view of Czech Postal Museum building

    Postal Museum Prague – The creation of a postage stamp

    This webinar shows the creation of postage stamps with an emphasis on their aesthetic value. The focus is primarily on postage stamps created during the Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic era and shows how the artist’s original graphic work is transposed to an engraving by line drawing and the mass production of stamps through wide variety of printing technologies.  The Postal Museum in Prague collects graphic designs, line drawings and other documentation for all Czechoslovak and Czech stamps, designs both used and unused. Within the last hundred years, the process of creating and producing a postage stamp has hardly changed. So in this webinar we introduce you to the living history…