Australian Federation of Friends of Museums
The Australian Federation of Friends of Museums (AFFM), is a national, not for profit organisation connecting museum, gallery and library supporters throughout Australia.
AFFM is here to provide support and communication channels between members groups, friends and volunteers within arts and cultural organisations.
We are unique in that our focus is on supporting the groups that are the backbone of our favourite museums, galleries and libraries.
Benefits of Membership are listed on the Membership page.
NOW THAT THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION HAS DECLARED THE COVID-19 A WORLD PANDEMIC THE WORLD FEDERATION OF FRIENDS OF MUSEUMS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WORLD CONGRESS 2020 CANBERRA COMMITTEE AND THE ART GALLERY SOCIETY OF NSW IN SYDNEY HAVE DECIDED THAT THE RESPONSIBLE COURSE OF ACTION IS TO CANCEL THE XVII CONGRESS.
OUR DECISION WAS NOT MADE LIGHTLY AND WE REGRET THAT THESE WORLD CIRCUMSTANCES MAY PREVENT THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA AND TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EXCITING PROGRAMS THAT HAD BEEN SO GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY THE ART GALLERY SOCIETY AND THE MANY NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN CANBERRA.
THANKS ALSO TO THOSE WHO HAVE SPENT MONTHS PREPARING TO MEET THEIR FELLOW FRIENDS AND TO SHOWCASE THE MANY ASPECTS THAT MAKE UP THE CULTURAL FABRIC OF AUSTRALIA AND THE WFFM OFFICE FOR ALL THEIR ASSISTANCE.
WHILE THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL MEETING WE RECOGNISE THAT SOME OF YOU MAY WISH TO COME TO AUSTRALIA DESPITE THE PANDEMIC. IF THIS IS THE CASE, WE INTEND TO GREET YOU AND TO PROVIDE A PROGRAM FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES IN SYDNEY AND CANBERRA TAKING INTO ACCOUNT ANY NEW GOVERNMENT OR INSTITUTIONAL RESTRICTIONS THAT MAY BE IMPOSED.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND WE SHALL BE IN TOUCH PERSONALLY WITH ALL THOSE WHO HAVE REGISTERED TO ATTEND THE CONGRESS.
CAROLYN FORSTER OAM
WORLD FEDERATION OF FRIENDS OF MUSEUMS
Visit the WFFM Congress website to register for the 2020 WFFM Congress. Early bird prices for Delegates and Accompanying Persons are available until Tuesday 25 February. From Wednesday 26 February full price registrations will be available at AUD$1,350 for Delegates and Accompanying Persons.
Note that registrations close Monday 16 March 2020.
The WFFM Congress in Sydney and Canberra in March will go ahead as scheduled. The Congress venues are not at risk from bushfires. The weather is predicted to have improved by that time, and air quality is back to normal.
Despite these events, we still wish to welcome our delegates to our beautiful country and to provide a safe and stimulating exchange of ideas and opportunities at the world congress in late March 2020.
Photograph courtesy of Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum
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