• 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…

  • 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…

  • Save the Date!

    Live General Assembly & Webinar, 4th November, Time: 11:30-14:30 (BST) /12:30-15:30 (CET) 11:30 – 12:30 (BST) IATM General Assembly – Annual Report & Elections to Board 12:30 – 13:45 (BST) Webinar: Handle With Care! Our Collections: a pleasure or a burden? Our collections represent a huge source of engagement and knowledge but at a significant financial cost. We collect for posterity but cannot keep everything. On what basis should decisions about retention or disposal be made? Three leading IATM museums – Kimmo Antila from Finnish Postal Museum, Frank Gnegel at the Communication Museum in Frankfurt and Peter-Paul de Winter from the Dutch Railway Museum – present case studies of the re-evaluation…

  • The building exterior of the DB Museum in Nuremberg

    Behind the scenes tour at the DB Museum in Nuremberg

    As part of IATM’s webinar series, join us for a behind the scenes at the DB Museum in Nuremberg, Germany. Hear from colleagues as they lead a tour around the Museum and reveal some of the more surprising stories they have to tell, such as the wedding ceremonies in a royal waiting room, parasitic wasps attacking moths and a secret bunker from the Cold War era! The team will give insights into the work they have been undertaking during the last few months with opportunities to ask them questions about their experiences. The tour will be lead by Dr Oliver Götze, Direktor DB Museum.

  • Two children sitting in front of a computer creating a Tweet for Museum Takeover Day

    Digital learning to schools & homes

    All learning programmes in museums faced a challenge during lockdown as face-to-face formal and informal learning was locked down and a rapid move to digital needed to be made. This month’s IATM webinar looks at inspiring examples of the move to digital learning from the Berlin Technical Museum and from the UK’s Kids in Museums. Following an introduction to Berlin Technical Museum, from its new Director, Joachim Breuninger, we look at two digital learning initiatives, the the kids.digilab.berlin and the Junior Campus presented by Bettina Gries and Marcel Jahre. Kids in Museums promotes family friendly approaches in UK museums; CEO Alison Bowyer presents lessons in digital engagement for families from the Family Friendly Museum…

  • An aerial view over the London Bridge area.

    How are our visitors and working practices changing post-Covid?

    For our fourth IATM webinar, we turn our thoughts to reopening museums; how do our potential visitors feel about that return, how will city centres have changed and how will the way we work be changed in the future? Steve Mills of Decision House will present his UK research on current trends in customer sentiment while Claire Cheriyan from TfL City Planning and an expert on the workplace will join Sam Mullins, IATM President and Laura Wright, Director of the Postal Museum, to discuss the context in which we will be relaunching museum visiting. There will be short presentations, discussion and questions. You are encouraged to share the link and…

  • IATM logo in top left with a central black and white photo depicting the frontage of Brompton Road Underground Station

    Museums Go Digital with Hidden London and the Tank Museum

    In our March webinar, we share two case studies of museums moving to digital delivery; London Transport Museum turned its successful Hidden London tours of disused stations into online virtual tours to keep the programme and income alive during lockdown, while the Tank Museum, with one of the busiest museum YouTube channels, shares its approach to video production.  In this webinar you will be taken on a virtual tour of Brompton Road, a disused Underground station and WW2 bunker, on the Piccadilly line, be introduced to the business model for paid-for virtual tours and see how online platforms such as Zoom and YouTube can be used to deliver engaging museum…