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Cutting Museum Operating Costs Through Energy Management: A Beginner’s Guide

As autumn sets in, your museum may consume more energy, but you can reduce these costs through efficient energy management. No one enjoys paying for their museum energy and knowing how to reduce co…

Free Gift Aid Webinar – All Your Questions Answered

On Monday 15 October from 12 – 1pm, AIM and the Charity Finance Group will be running a free webinar for AIM members covering all aspects of Gift Aid…

New Resources For Boards From AIM

AIM  has launched two new ‘how to guides’ for trustees. The latest in its series of advice notes for boards, the new guides help boards make sure that they have secu…

New Free Guide: Working With Freelancers

A new guide – Working with Freelancers – has been created to support museums in finding, commissioning, briefing, working with and paying freelancers and consultants. It aims to…

UK Photography Group Seeks Independent Museums For Paid Shoot Locations

AIM: Hi Jan – Can you explain to AIM members what this group is for and about please? JE:  The Photoshoots Club group is a network of creatives invol…

Top 10 Easy Tips To Improve Your Museum Website

Updating your museum website can feel like a huge task, so we spoke to Harry O’Connor, CEO of AIM Associate Suppliers, Heritage Creative, for som…

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 …