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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page will be reviewed regularly to share UK government and sector advice relating to Coronavirus. It was last reviewed on 1 April. Other AIM Coronavirus resources on e.g. Finance, HR an…

Joint statement from National Museum Directors’ Council, Association of Independent Museums, Museums Association, Heritage Alliance and National Trust

COVID-19 is an ongoing public health emergency and our foremost thoughts are with those who are affected, those who have lost loved ones and those in the healthcare frontline. As has been ac…

Budget 2020 and Business Rates

AIM spoke to Colin Hunter of Lambert Smith Hampton about yesterday’s Budget and what it could mean for museum business rates.  In his ina…

New Chair and Vice Chair appointments – AIM Council

AIM appoints Andrew Lovett as Chair and Marilyn Scott MBE and Caroline Worthington as Vice Chairs AIM made a number of new appointments …

February 2020 Trustee Vacancies

Chair and Trustees, Kiplin Hall and Gardens, North Yorkshire Chair Kiplin Hall and Gardens is seeking a passionate and dynamic…

Are you fit for the future? Ticket sales open for AIM National Conference

Bookings have now opened for AIM’s 2020 Conference with early bird rates available for AIM members until 9th April. The conference takes place from 18 – 20 June at …

Landmark Ruling on Business Rates for Museums

Museum operators across England and Wales breathed a sigh of relief last week after the Upper Tribunal (Land Chamber) ruled in their favour, following a long-running battle with the Valuation Offic…

Success Guide: Negotiating Business Rates

In partnership with Lambert Smith Hampton, AIM has updated its guide on ‘Successfully Negotiating Business Rates’. Written by Colin Hunter, …

December 2019 Trustee Vacancies

Can you support an AIM member museum by becoming a Trustee? If so, the following museums would love to hear from you. Weald & Downland Living Museum Singleton, Chi…

AIM e-News December 2019

AIM E-News December 2019 AIM NEWS Have you called Museums and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief helpline? AIM members can now be…

AIM Board Update

At its meeting on 5 December 2019 the Board of the Association of Independent Museums took the decision, with regret, to remove Richard Evans from the Board after an absence now entering its sixth …

AIM Achievements 2019

It has been an incredible year for AIM and its members, here’s just a few highlights and achievements from the last twelve months. Representation and advocacy …