News

This section features news, events and staff and Trustee vacancies from across the museum and heritage sector.

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Interpretation Panels: David vs Goliath – How To Beat The Big Budget Museums

The following is a lighthearted and informative guest blog by Tony Jones for AIM on how to make the most of your interpretation panels and storytelling. Tony is a freelance interpretive copy write…

New BBC Two Series Seeks Museums For Filming

Alleycats TV is a factual television production company based in London and Northern Ireland, producing programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and many other chann…

Sign Up Now For The BBC Civilisations Festival 2018

Museums across the UK are being encouraged to take part in an exciting new BBC festival in March next year. …

First Museums Taking Part In The AIM And Icon Collections Care Audits Announced

A new partnership scheme between AIM and The Institute of Conservation (Icon) that is helping small museums to undertake professional collections care audits has …

Business Rates Appeals – What’s The Rush?

The successful appeal on behalf of York Museums Trust has generated a lot of media interest… but little museum activity. AIM has been working toward this for their membership, with help from …

AIM Biffa Award Announce New Round Of ‘History Makers’ Funding

Who is your History Maker? Celebrate your museum’s historical figures with a grant of up to £75,000 through the AIM Biffa Award History Makers Programme. Round 2 is now open for AIM memb…

AIM Launches New Guidance On Heritage Capital Projects

Museums and heritage sites that are about to embark on major capital projects can now prepare for the work and challenges ahead thanks to a recently launched free new publication by the Association…

Announcement Of ACE NPO Funding For AIM

AIM has been awarded £1.2m from 2018-22 by Arts Council England (ACE), to help museums and heritage organisations prosper. AIM will be joining the N…

A Major Shift In Business Rates Valuation For Museums

AIM has been campaigning for a fairer way of calculating business rates and recently helped fund legal advice for an Upper Tribunal case involving York Museum and Gallery Trust (YMT) becaus…

Diversifying Museum Visitors Project Gathers Pace

The AIM led  Diversifying Museum Visitors Project is now entering an exciting phase, with 20 museums …

National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership

The acclaimed National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership will run again from 16-21 July 2017.  Led by University of Leeds, named University of the Year 2017…

Making the move to become a CIO

Why would you convert your unincorporated charitable trust with a voting membership to a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation)? And would you dare do it without involving lawyers (except for t…

AIM Energy Action Group

The AIM Energy Action Group is free to join and can save your museum money

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