The purpose of the association is to educate the public about the significance of agriculture to human society, to explain the many ways that agriculture has evolved through time, and to facilitate dialogue between museums across the globe about agricultural topics and discoveries.
The 18th AIMA Congress (CIMA XVIII) will occur 9-13 May 2017 at the National Agricultural Museum of Estonia (photographed above).For the call for papers and information on tours, see the website dedicated to CIMA XVIII.
To learn more about AIMA’s history:
- Historian of English rural life and AIMA honorary member, Ted (E.J.T.) Collins, shares “The history of AIMA: a personal perspective” (2016).
- For AIMA’s origins and first 20 years, see Zdeněk Tempír, “Establishment and Initial Development of International Agricultural Museum Association,” Acta Museorum Agriculturae 22 (1989).
AIMA is governed by an international Presidium which includes representatives from numerous countries, elected to their terms by AIMA members. The Presidium meets regularly to plan AIMA activities including the Triennial Congress.