Friends of the In Flanders Fields Museum
The Friends of the In Flanders Fields Museum - for the friends: the Viffs - endorse the mission and support the functioning of the museum and the knowledge centre. Moreover, the Viff's contribute to the museum programme through their own activities. They organise commemorative events, walks, excursions and trips at home and abroad. Their journey into the past of the First World War follows the traces of mankind in times of war, and along the way they search for the mechanisms of war and peace, to show the meaning of this past for the world today.
Program & Activities
The first outing of VIFF took place on 2 March 2002. The Friends then went to Delft to visit the temporary exhibition Music, War and Peace. Since then many activities, visits and outings have followed, as well as the annual Redmond Walk in the early morning of 7 June.
WELCOMEIn addition, the Friends provide a sustained program of Remembrances for individual victims of the First World War. These take place at the grave, on the date of death, on the occasion of a visit by relatives, or as the conclusion of an investigation. The Viff's would be pleased to receive your suggestions for the interpretation of this memorial program.
free admission to the permanent exhibition
free admission to all temporary exhibitions
IFFM yearbook at preferential price
quarterly VIFF magazine
10% discount on all purchases in the museum shop
invitations for all IFFM and VIFF activities
invitations for all activities of the City Museums of Ypres
Becoming a member
For an annual membership you transfer 35 € (of which 5.00 € for the Koen Koch Fund) to the bank account below. Membership starts on the date of your transfer and is valid for all family members living at the same address.
IBAN: BE98 0682 3313 6493
Research Centre IFFM
VIFFmagazine is the quarterly magazine of and for members. Besides a guest article, each issue contains personal stories of war victims, testimonies and excerpts from diaries, book reviews, impressions and poetry, and news about past and future activities.
Publisher: Gilbert Ossieur, Wieltje 11, 8900 Ieper
Design: Manu & Zonen
Suggestions and contributions are welcome via the editorial staff. Authors are responsible for their text. Reproduction in whole or in part requires the author's consent.
The Friends of the In Flanders Fields Museum (abbreviation: VIFF) was founded as an actual association in Ypres on 5 February 2002. Since 22 January 2014, the association is a VZW (company number: 0546606480).
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Koen Koch Fonds
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