From 24-27 September 2023, delegates from across the world’s transport and communications museums gathered in London, United Kingdom, for IATM’s 46th Annual Conference: The Post-Pandemic World and the Museum. The International Association of Transport and Communications Museums explored future proof ideas, practices, and strategies that respond to the newly defined roles of museums following the Covid19-pandemic.
A report on the conference along with photos and presentations is now available on our website.
IATM delegates discussed what contributions transport and communication museums must make in the post-pandemic society. Questions of relevance, strong (corporate) relationships, and collections, locations, and knowledge as beneficial working assets were explored in differing formats. The conference was jointly hosted by London Transport Museum and The Postal Museum.
Additionally, the annual General Assembly was held during the conference as well. Sam Mullins, who left his postion as director of London Transport Museum in August, also concluded his term as president of IATM. He is followed by Joachim Breuninger, director at Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Museum of Technology). The board was also joined by Heidi Rytky, CEO, Mobilia (Finnish Museum of Car and Road), she is excited for the new task: “I love building the bridges, it gives perspective and strengthens expertise.“
Finland is also the location for IATM’s next annual conference in 2024.