WFFM Meetings & Events

One of WFFM’s primary roles is to cultivate lines of communication between member associations and to promote the idea of Friends of museums worldwide.

This is why WFFM supports a number of diverse events and initiatives, such as meetings, conferences and congresses on such topics as fundraising, volunteer work, educational activities and so on.

WFFM promotes the exchange of information between associations of Friends of museums through an annual

Council and General Assembly Meeting

held once or twice a year, and an

International Congress

held every three years in different places of the world.

The annual meetings, open only to WFFM members, are held in different countries each year: the host WFFM member usually organises, at the same time, seminars of interest to Friends as well as other cultural and social events.

The International Congresses provide an excellent forum for Friends of museums to meet and exchange information and ideas with experts such as museum curators, men and women of letters and culture, authors, architects, archaeologists, historians...

 

Next WFFM Event

Meeting for Young Friends in Lisbon from the 8th to the 11th of May 2018

Council Meeting & General Assembly in Madeira from the 10th of May to the 13th.

 

Chronology of World Congresses

2017

XVI International WFFM Congress

May 17-21, Mantova·Verona, Italy

2016

Annual Council Meeting and General Assembly,
Washington, D.C., June 2-5, 2016

2015

 

Annual Council Meeting and General Assembly,
Mexico City, June 12-15, 2015

2014

XV
International WFFM Congress
May 14-18, 2014, Berlin, Germany

2011

XIV International WFFM Congress
September 18-22, 2011, Genova, Italy
Read acts> Genoa - Acts

2008

XIII International WFFM Congress
Relationships between Museums, Friends and Volunteers
September 21-26, 2008, Jerusalem, Israel
read acts > Jerusalem - Acts

2005

XII International WFFM Congress
Friends and Museums: Facing New Realities
18-22 October, Seville, Spain
read acts>  Seville - Acts

2002

XI International WFFM Congress
Why Friends of Museums?
7-11 October, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1999

X International WFFM Congress
New Century New Museums: New Friends
13-17 September, Sydney, Australia

1996

IX International WFFM Congress
Museums of Tomorrow and Their Friends
21-25 October, Oaxaca, Mexico

1993

VIII International WFFM Congress
The Renaissance of Community Participation
in the Conservation and Promotion of Cultural Heritage
1-4 June, Treviso, Italy

1990

VII International WFFM Congress
The Museum: Cultural Point in the City
2-6 April, Cordoba, Spain

1987

VI International WFFM Congress
Metamorphosis: The Challenge of Change
15-19 June, Toronto, Canada

1984

V International WFFM Congress
Which Public? For Which Museums? With Which Friends?
2-6 July, Paris, France

1981

IV International WFFM Congress
Friends and Their Heritage
14-21 June, Birmingham, UK

1978

III International WFFM Congress
Environment, Cultural Heritage, Permanent Education
6-11 June, Florence, Italy

1975

II International WFFM Congress
Contacts between Museums and Associations
16-21 June, Brussels, Belgium

1972

I International Congress of Friends of Museums
19-23 June, Barcelona, Spain