British Association of Friends of Museums conference

Event Date:11 October 2019 9:00 am - 13 October 2019 5:00 pm

British Association of Friends of Museums conference hosted by Reading Museum, 11-13 October 2019 at Reading Town Hall.

‘Friends of Museums and Community Engagement: Challenge and Opportunity’

Friday 11 October: Early registration, Reading Museum and Abbey Quarter tour and informal supper.

Saturday 12 October: Formal speaker programme and panel discussions on the conference theme followed by the BAfM AGM, a reception and the conference dinner.

Sunday 13 October: visits to other Reading museums.


Booking form and more information can be found:

BAfM website –

FoRM webpage –


or email –


Speakers in the order in which they will appear on the programme include:

Fiona Talbott: Head of Museums, Libraries and Archives for the National Lottery Heritage Fund as well as responsibility for strategic development and planning across these three sectors

Alan Caig, Friends of Exeter Museum and Brendan Carr, Community Engagement Curator, Reading Museum

Susanne Anna, Director Düsseldorf City Museum (Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf); Eckhard Kranz, Chair of the Friends of Düsseldorf City Museum (Freundeskreis des Stadtmuseums Düsseldorf ); Annette Haworth, Friends of Reading University; Neena Sohal, Arts Asia and Rhea Douglas, Reading Museum.