Pacific Island Museums Association (PIMA)

PIMA Launches New Website, July 15, 2010!

PIMA is a regional non-governmental organisation based in Vanuatu that assists Pacific museums, cultural centres and experts to preserve and promote Pacific Islands heritage, arts and culture. Since its establishment in 1994, PIMA has been undertaking activities in the field of museum development, establishing a network among Pacific islands museums.

The new website launched with the support of
UNESCO aims at strengthening PIMA's information and communication activities and enhancing the visibility of Pacific cultures in particular those in small islands states and territories. It is also expected to serve as a platform for regional cooperation in the field of culture.

Please visit PIMA's new website:

Established in 1994, Pacific Museum Island Museum is a regional, multilingual, multicultural, non-profit organisation consisting of museums and professionals working together.

-To represent the interests and concerns of museums and cultural centres in the region.
-To develop communication links which bring together professionals and institutions in support of Pacific Islands Heritage Management.
- To promote community involvement in the vision of Pacific Island Museum Association through consultation, education and access activities
-To enhance human resources through education and training
-To develop and promote ethics and standards
-To advice and work with governments and other agencies in matters of heritage management and policy.
-To facilitate the protection and restitution of tangible and intangible cultural property.

Pacific Island Museum Association (PIMA)
P.O.Box 5043, Port Villa, Vanuatu
Telephone: +678 25319 or +678 22129
Fax  : +678265190

Please review this Letter from the Secretary General of April 27, 2010.

PIMA's Executive Committee was elected to a 3-year term in July, 2009.

Please visit PIMA on Facebook.

For information about the Western Museums Association Conference in 2011, please click here.  For a full conference program, click here.