The Association of Independent Museums
The national UK body connecting, supporting and representing independent museums
Independent museums range from small local organisations, mainly operated by volunteers, to large institutions, many operating as charitable trusts, and represent over half the museum provision in the UK.
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Over half the museums in the UK are independent of government and local authorities and run as a charitable trust or company.
Independent museums owe their origins to individual and community endeavour. They are consumer and audience focussed rather than driven by external agendas.
Independent museums are guardians of some of the UK’s most important heritage assets. Over 100,000 volunteers work in independent museums, equivalent to 82% of the total workforce. Independent museums contribute up to £930m to the UK economy.
Independent museums have significantly influenced museum practice in the UK through promoting creative approaches and commercial entrepreneurship.
Independent museums are regular award winners, including the Art Fund Prize and the Museum and Heritage Awards for Excellence.
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