November 2013New executive director for AIM Sam Hunt has stepped down from his role as AIMís executive director this month and AIM Council has appointed Tamalie Newbery in his place. Sam Hunt joined AIM as...
The New AIM grant scheme aims to promote preventive conservation.
AIM has developed a second conservation funding strand to its Conservation Grant Scheme, again with the generous support of The Pilgrim Trust. The deadlines for applications is 31 March 2013 and 30 September 2013.
The AIM Preventive Conservation Grant Scheme, run in association with its established scheme, will run for three years , until 2016. It has been set up to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections through improvements to preventive conservation within their museum.
AIM hopes that by running the two schemes side by side applicants will view conservation in a more sustainable and strategic way. Bids will typically be small interventions, more passive and simple methods of environmental control, low energy, low carbon, no air-conditioning and methods that can be easily maintained by non-technical staff and volunteers. ďA greater understanding of preventive conservation should reduce the need for more active conservation in the long term,Ē says Conservation Grant committee member Sarah Staniforth.
Under the scheme AIM will consider supporting:
∑ Environmental surveys
∑ Obtaining professional advice to compile conservation and implementation strategies
∑ Training for volunteers
∑ Environmental monitoring and control equipment
∑ Ultraviolet filters
∑ Integrated pest management
∑ Display cases and picture framing
∑ Storage containers and packing materials
∑ Development of emergency plans.
Priority will be given to obtaining professional advice in compiling conservation and implementation strategies, and training for volunteers.
Eligible AIM members must be registered or accredited, or expect to achieve accreditation within two years, and they must have fewer than 60,000 visitors or a turnover of less than £300,000 per year. Maximum grant will be £10,000 and average grants awarded will be around £5,000. A brief report for the AIM Bulletin is a criteria of the grant, as with AIMís two other schemes, thus helping other members with ideas.
SUPPLEMENTARY GUIDANCE TO APPLICANTS
Please read these notes carefully in addition to the Guidance notes attached to the application form before making an application to us. If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact Justeen Stone on:
Issued April 2013.