• 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…

  • Presidents letter

    Dear Members of IATM, I want to wish you a wonderful start to this new year and every success in your endeavours. This past year we were able to come together at the conference here in Ottawa and enjoy Canada’s capital city and our time together. The conference featured a number of interesting presentations that we hope to put online for your access and a number of visits to the Science and Technology museums here in the city and in Montreal, Quebec. This year we will be hosting the conference in Berlin, Germany. We are once again endeavouring to create a program that is both dynamic and pertinent to the…

  • Deadline for Call for papers is ending soon!

    IATM invites you to submit papers for the 43rd conference which will be held in Ottawa at 15- 17 (optional 18) October 2018. As usual we will start the conference with a Meet & Greet on Sunday, 14 October at the evening. Please submit your Registration Form and your Call for Paper Application Form with abstract by midnight (12:00AM, EST) June 29th, 2018 to: CIMUSET2018@gmail.com Call for Paper Application Form Submission Guidelines: • Abstracts must not exceed 250 words. • Submissions must be received by midnight (12:00AM, EST) June 29th, 2018. Late entries will not be considered. • All submissions will be vetted by the Review Committee. • Your submission…

  • Conference report 2017

    The 42nd IATM Conference under the theme “Museum 4.0 – Digital opportunities for Transport and Communications Museums” was held in Lucerne and Berne (Switzerland) from 24 – 27 September 2017. Have a look at the report or the results of the round tables.

  • Welcome to Switzerland!

    We are delighted to welcome you to Switzerland as guests of the 2017 IATM Conference. The Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne and the Museum of Communication in Berne have put together an exciting and wide-ranging conference programme under the theme Museum 4.0 – Digital opportunities for Transport and Communication Museums. You can expect the following high points: ▶ Interactive presentations and discussions on the theme of Museum 4.0 ▶ Tours of two of Switzerland’s most popular museums ▶ Lake cruise on famous Lake Lucerne ▶ Rail journey on the historic Gotthard mountain line into Canton Ticino, returning via the world’s longest railway tunnel (57 km) ▶ Visit to the…