• Call for Paper now open!

    Please be sure to read all information below in preparing your submission for the special CIMUSET 46th CONFERENCE 2018, a joint conference with the International Association of Transport and Communications Museums (IATM) to be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 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 (and any subsequent acceptance) of an abstract is a commitment by you to present your paper in person at the conference. • Submitters will be notified, via email, by the Review…


    Joint Conference with INGENIUM & CIMUSET “MUSEUMS IN A DIGITAL WORLD” IATM Part: CANADA , Ottawa/ Montreal, 15-17 (optional 18) October 2018, meet and greet 14 October Read more

  • 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…

  • Conference report 2016

    The 41st IATM Conference under the theme “The role of the artefact in 21st century museums” was held in Edinburgh and Glasgow  (United Kingdom) from 25 – 28 September 2016. Have a look at the report: IATM Conference 2016  

  • Stephen Quick

    Presidents report for 2016

    This report will cover the activities for the International Association of Transport and Communication Museums (IATM) for the year 2016. The report will cover the objectives, conferences, activities, programs and significant results realized during this past year. For information on the Association please refer to our website at http://www.iatm.museum. The Association like many associations has been caught up in the transformation of museums and the question of their continued relevance occurring over the last years. It was felt that given the new visitor experience drivers, challenges associated with the care and stewardship of large post industrial revolution transport collections that it was time to pull together as an association and…

  • Next conference

    The next IATM conference will be held in Lucerne and Berne (Switzerland)  from September 24 to 27, 2017! Details will be published soon! Our hosts: Swiss Transport Museum Museum of Communication Berne

  • 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