The Friends of the Falkland Islands Museum and Jane Cameron National Archives - abbreviated to FIMA Friends - is a growing band of people who share a deep enthusiasm for the history and heritage of the Falklands.
We support the Museum and the Archives in Stanley in any way we can. We seek historical artefacts that would have a natural home in the Falklands, and, where possible, we acquire them using our own funds. We also buy specialist equipment and fittings that help both the museum and the archives to preserve and display their collections. Occasionally, we buy rare Falklands-related books for Stanley's library. We are also committed to giving major financial assistance to the museum's planned new hall for large exhibits and storage.
Membership tends to be concentrated in the United Kingdom, where the committee liaises frequently and meets formally several times a year, but there are FIMA Friends in the Falklands, the USA, Australia, Sweden and elsewhere.
We have found and purchased numerous items for the islands (click on the "Our Acquisitions" tab above for details). They are as diverse as scale models of ships linked to Falklands history, the first known painting of Port Stanley and high-definition copying equipment used by researchers visiting the archives.
Many FIMA Friends bring specialist knowledge of Falklands history and all contribute to preserving and presenting the history of the Falklands to residents and visitors alike.
Please join us. You will be part of a very effective organisation that contributes significantly to the preservation of the Falklands' historical heritage for generations to come. Friends benefit from free entry to the museum and receive occasional newsletters. All members can be elected to the committee.