The Friends of Te Papa are an Associate Member of the World Federation of Friends of Museums (WFFM) and being a Friend of Te Papa you are invited to attend the XVth World Congress of the World Federation of Friends of Museums to be held in Berlin, Wednesday 14 May – Sunday 18 May 2014.

One of WFFM’s primary roles is to cultivate lines of communication between member associations and to promote the idea of Friends of museums worldwide.  To do this WFFM supports a number of diverse events and initiatives, such as meetings, conferences and congresses on such topics as fundraising, volunteer work, educational activities and so on. 

An annual Council and General Assembly Meeting is held once a year (open only to members) and an International Congress is held every three years in different places in the world and is open to all Friends of museums. The International Congresses provide an excellent forum for Friends of museums to meet and exchange information and ideas with experts such as museum curators, men and women of letters and culture, authors, architects, archaeologists, historians.

The Friends of Te Papa are an Associate Member of the WFFM and being Friends of Te Papa you are invited to attend the XVth World Congress of the World Federation of Friends of Museums to be held in Berlin, Wednesday 14 May – Sunday 18 May 2014.   The World Congress will be focusing on issues relating directly to ways and means of supporting our museums as friends and volunteers and will give us a rare opportunity to compare, learn from and share knowledge and experience with our peers from all corners of the world.

If Berlin was in your travel plans, consider including the Congress in your itinerary and enjoy a cultural programme especially prepared for Friends of Museums.

Check the website www.wffm2014berlin.com for details of the programme, the ‘early bird’ registration and bookng, tours pre and post the conference, and much more.

If you have any queries please contact Elizabeth Ridder, (04) 381 7051.

Feature Image: Detail from Sandro Botticelli, Madonna and Child with Eight Angels, c.1478, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin.