Tips

AIM Energy Action Group Launches New Energy Audit For Museums

The Government is targeting energy efficiency as a way of reducing UK wide energy demand and is urging organisations to act by exploiting energy efficient equipment and processes. Museums ca…

Got A Museum Shop? Read The Latest Update On Toy Safety

Many AIM members have museum shops that sell products for children, so how can you be sure that what you are selling is safe? AIM Associate Supplier members – …

Get To Grips With Gift Aid – Live Twitter Chat With AIM And Charity Finance Group

From 11am – 12pm on Thursday 21 March, AIM and Charity Finance Group (CFG) will be running a live Twitter Chat covering all your key Gift Aid questions. Gift Aid can be a confusing topic…

Diversifying Your Museum’s Income Through Trading

Diversifying Your Museum’s Income Through Trading by Jane Askew As the funding environment for charities becomes increasingly constrained many charities are seeking to d…

The Climate Change Levy (CCL) Is Rising: Why? And How Will It Affect Your Museum?

On the 1st April 2019, Climate Change Levy (CCL) is due to rise by about 45% for Electricity and 67% for Gas. This price…

Take The Pain Out Of Insuring Your Collections: Top Tips From Hallett Independent

AIM Associate Suppliers and Art and Heritage insurance specialists, Hallett Independent, have kindly written some top tips for AIM members to help t…

Try Something New For Disabled Access Day 2019

The award-winning movement, Disabled Access Day, is set to return on Saturday 16th March 2019 and AIM members can still signup to take part. One in five people in the UK are disabled and hav…

New AIM Guide For Boards: Planning To Recruit A Manager

If you are a Trustee of a museum or heritage organisation, a new AIM Guide called ‘Planning to Recruit A Manager’ will help you to focus on the stages of recruitment that take place before you …

Making Tax Digital – Be Ready For The Deadline

As you may well have heard, Making Tax Digital is the latest major new regulation coming i…

Top Tips: Making Best Use Of Your School Desks

Jos Binns, Treasurer at Radstock Museum, recently sent us the following article how the museum has used some clever ‘upcycling’ to tur…

What Are The Benefits Of Smart Meters (AMR) For Your Museum?

Smart meters, or more precisely, Automatic Meter Readers, are rising in popularity and many museums are coming to understand what they can gain from installing an AMR meter. If you’re still unsur…

How Can Museums Work With Web Design Agencies?

One of the challenges heritage sector organisations face when commissioning a new website is working with web design agencies. Building a great relationship and mutual understanding with you…