Apply For An AIM ICON Collections Care Audit By 30 September

Newtown Textile Museum
Newtown Textile Museum

AIM’s Collections Care Audits Scheme in partnership with the Institute of Conservation (ICON) helps small museums to undertake professional collections care audits and the closing date for applications in Round 2 is 30 September 2017.

AIM received so many deserving applications in Round 1, that the Pilgrim Trust has agreed to increase the number of awards that can be made in the second round to help meet demand.

In Round 1, successful museums were awarded grants of up to £1,050 to enable ICON-accredited conservators to carry out the audits, identifying issues and priorities and helping museums care for their collections more effectively. Please read our post here to see which museums were successful in Round 1.

The conservators are all Accredited Conservator-Restorer (ACR) members of ICON and will produce reports with recommendations, identifying elements where an application to AIM’s Collections Care Grant Scheme, or other grant schemes, may be helpful.

Janet Lewis, Chair, MCRA Newtown Textile Museum Committee who applied in Round 1 said: “Having only recently taken over the collection, we needed help to understand our objects and the care they need.  The process of being involved in the audit, and the information in Cath’s report have been hugely helpful.  We should now be able to draw up a conservation plan for many of the items in the collection, but on-going work will be required in determining priorities for the future.”

Please read the full details on eligibility and how to apply here:  AIM ICON Collections Care Audits

 

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