The International Association of Imaginative Museums

The History of the Association

The Association was founded in April 2016 by a group of Museum directors who felt their interests and ideas had much in common with one another. The Association held its first conference in London, visiting the Soane Museum, then taking a short tour around Fleet Street before heading to a local pub for refreshments.

The founding members then introduced themselves and their respective institutions, passed around portable artefacts and discussed matters of mutual concern. Several statements were also read out on behalf of institutions who were unable to attend.