The International Mountmakers Forum sponsors a biennial conference held at different host institutions.

For information on past and future Fora see below. 

We want to hear from you!

Do you want a Virtual Conference this November 2020?

Click the link below to fill out the survey!

If you are interested in hosting a future IMF conference or regional event or would like to volunteer to work on the planning committee for the Virtual IMF2020, please contact us!

IMF 2020 Update


Getty Museum staff remain fully committed to hosting the next IMF conference, now likely to be held in 2022.  We truly believe that this later date will afford us the best chance to realize the Forum's full potential, in the manner that we've all become accustomed to.  Discussions are underway to explore the possibility of a virtual conference this fall.

We look forward to hearing of any thoughts or concerns that you may have, and will do our utmost to provide outreach and support in these difficult times.  Please monitor this web site for updates and announcements in the coming months, and use the email address below to contact us.


IMF steering committee




May 4-5, 2016, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.


May 14-15, 2014, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM


April 26-27, 2012, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL


May 5-6, 2010, National Museum of the American Indian Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.


March 28, 2008, The Getty Villa, Los Angeles, CA.

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