International Association of Transport and Communication Museums

The International Association of Transport and Communication Museums (IATM) is a world-wide membership organisation of museums which collect, interpret and make public material and information about transport and/or communication. Transport includes cars, buses, planes, railways, trams, horse carriages and other modes. Communications includes postal services and stamps, telegraph, radio, television and other methods.

IATM is a recognised component of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Museums or individuals who are members of IATM are part of a network with publications, professional training, conferences and benefits such as free or reduced entry to each others' museums, and ICOM museums.

In 2009 the Association's conference will be in June in Nurnberg and Dresden.

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