AIM National Conference: Speakers & Topics

Our schedule of Conference speakers and events will be constantly updated in the coming months. Please keep checking this page to find out more and for all timings. Inspirational keynote speakers confirmed for 2018 include:


Speakers: Day 1 -  Thursday 21 June

Speakers: Day 1 - Thursday 21 June

Richard Evans (AIM Chair)

Emma Chaplin (Director, AIM)

Hannah Fox (Project Director, The Silk Mill)

Tony Butler (Executive Director, Derby Museums)

Dr Adele Patrick (Lifelong Learning and Creative Development Manager, Glasgow Women’s Library)

Rachel Thain-Gray (Project Coordinator, Glasgow Women’s Library)

Victoria Rogers (Museum Manager, the Cardiff Story)

Shaz Hussain (Assistant Curator, Science Museum London)

Mel Larsen, (Marketing Coach and Consultant)

Emma Hutson (Associate Director, Unthinkable Digital)

Stephen Laing (Curator, British Motor Museum)

Tim Bryan (Head of Collections, British Motor Museum)

Dr Steven Parissien (Director, Compton Verney)

Topics: Day 1 – Thursday 21 June

Topics: Day 1 – Thursday 21 June

  • Designing with empathy
  • Why diversifying audiences is good for everyone
  • The benefits of equality-proofing your organisation
  • How to leave digital audiences wanting more
  • Open Up: a vision for new audiences
  • Open Up: understanding potential visitors
  • Enterprising museums
  • Prospering Boards: Learning from examples of good governance
Speakers: Day 2 –  Friday 22 June

Speakers: Day 2 – Friday 22 June

Kate Bellamy (Director, Museums,  Arts Council England)

Caron Bradshaw (Chief Executive, Charity Finance Group)

Andrew O Brien (Director of Policy and Engagement, Charity Finance Group)

Victoria Wallace (Director General, Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

Julie Aldridge (Consultant)

Helen Wilkinson (Assistant Director, AIM)

Julie Tew (Managing Director, British Motor Museum)

Daniel Cottam (Museum Manager, Grantown Museum)

Julian Smith (Partner, Farrer & Co)

Sue Davies (Project Manager, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage)

Topics: Day 2 – Friday 22 June

Topics: Day 2 – Friday 22 June

  • Mindset not Money: why every charity needs inspired financial leadership
  • Financial planning? Fit for the Future?
  • Simple steps towards increasing customer spending in a small museum shop
  • Introduction to Museums & Galleries Tax Relief
  • Club, temple, forum or attraction – what type of museum do you have?
  • Looking after ‘big stuff’: the ABTEM new guidelines for the care of large and working objects
  • Behind the Scenes – interpreting and opening up reserve collections
  • Developing costumed explainers in a museum
Look out for

Look out for

Museum Fizzers

The one thing I’d change about museums…

Walking study tours at the British Motor Museum

Industrial Heritage Networking Lunch

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Artelia: Sponsors of AIM National Conference 2018

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