Tips

Making A Real And Lasting Change In The Museums Sector: Open Up Museums For Everyone Launches

A new website and series of useful free resources created by the ‘Open Up: Museums for everyone’ project have now launched. The project and resulting resources were designed to help all …

New AIM Hallmarks Publication – Preparing To Prosper

Over the past three years, AIM has worked with museums and heritage organisations across the UK to put the ideas in the AIM Hallmarks framewor…

How To Market Accessibility

Providing a guide to the accessibility of your venue can attract customers and a new website can help you produce and publish one…

Check Your Energy Bills With The AIM Energy Action Group

The AIM Energy Action Group helps AIM member museums to reduce their bills and demonstrate energy sustainability.  So far 130 members have joined up for free, so don’t miss out on saving your mu…

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…

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 …

Helping Museum Trustees To Get Ahead: Free AIM Hallmarks Governance Sessions

We are pleased to announce a new series of free AIM Hallmarks Governance Sessions for heritage trustees that will run from September 2017 to the end of January 2018. Organised in partnership…

List Your Museum For Free With ‘Get Kids Out Learning’

Children love being outdoors – learning through play and being inspired to explore the amazing world around them. But with the summer holidays coming up, it’s easy for kids to quickly becom…

Innovative, Entertaining And Always Useful! AIM Museum Fizzers 2017

No matter what their size, AIM members always enjoy learning from each other and like discovering tips that can be easily applied at their own organisations. So, it’s no surprise that the Museum …

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…

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…

Let’s Get Digital

There’s no denying that ‘digital’ has been one of the biggest buzzwords of the past few years, but for many museums, galleries and heritage sites, using digital tools can often feel like yet …