CIMA 17 Registration now open!
The 17th International AIMA Congress of Agricultural Museums "CIMA 17" will be held November 5-7, 2014, at the MuCEM, the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, in Marseille, France. The main topic is "Agriculture collections: a new dynamic."
More information about CIMA 17 can be found here.
Registration forms for CIMA 17 can be downloaded here.
Brief Summary of General Assembly Business Meeting
The Executive Committee (EC, formerly Presidium) of the International Association of Agricultural Museums (AIMA) met in Tartu, Estonia on June 27, 28, and 29, 2013. The EC agreed to statutes revisions and recommended the revision to the membership. An extraordinary General Assembly of AIMA members met June 28 and adopted the statutes which will allow AIMA to incorporate in France and maintain its treasury in that country. The productive meeting included a vote to select the site for the 2014 Congress of AIMA (CIMA 17). Membership accepted the proposal from Marseille with the date to be announced. Members also elected Merli Sild, director of the Estonian Agricultural Museum as the president of AIMA. She will complete the unexpired term of François Sigaut (France) who died in November 2012. Ms. Sild is the first woman to serve as AIMA president in the organization’s 47 year history (founded 1966). Check the AIMA website for information about the organization, and about the upcoming 2014 Congress in Marseille with visits to the new MuCEM (Musée des civilisations et l’Europe et de la Méditerranée; www.mucem.org). A General Assembly of AIMA members will occur during CIMA 17.