Conservation grants awarded by AIM

Pilgrim Trust Conservation Grants

15 applications were received from AIM members in this round of funding. The 11 successful applications are:

  • The Fry Gallery – conservation of nine oil paintings by Isabel Lambert (Rawsthorne) 1912-1992
  • Lyme Regis Museum – conservation of a special 19th century painting – The Bindon Landslip Heptaptych Panel of August 1840
  • Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre – WW2 rescue dinghy restoration
  • Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust – conservation of an Edwardian wedding dress
  • Pickering Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life – conservation of the 1888 Sunday school signature quilt
  • The Unicorn Preservation Society – conservation of the model of the Port of Dundee
  • RAPTC Museum – restoration of RAPTC Museum pommel horses
  • Menai Bridge Community Heritage Trust – conservation of Robert Stephenson’s portrait medallion
  • Ely Museum – Conserving the Ely sedan chair
  • Museum of Royal Worcester – Restoring and rehanging the portrait of Dr Wall, founder of porcelain manufacture in Worcester
  • Kennet & Avon Canal Trust, Crofton Beam Engines – Archimedes Screw Conservation Project

Collections Care Grant Scheme

Of the nine applications received, the panel awarded the following six:

  • Nantwich Museum Trust – Preventative conservation at Nantwich Museum to improve environmental conditions
  • The Foundling Museum – Purchase of environmental monitoring equipment for the Foundling Museum
  • Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire) – Future proofing: collections training and materials for the Fusilier Museum Warwick
  • Tenby Museum and Art Gallery – sustainable storage for Tenby Museum and Art Gallery
  • The Herschel Museum of Astronomy – improving light and UV levels at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy
  • David Livingstone Birthplace – protecting and securing the collection and storage

Collections Care Audit Grant Scheme

Five awards were made during the last round to the following AIM members:

  • Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum – The majority of objects in the Collections at Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum (WTMM) are items that were present in the envelope of the structure when it was acquired for conservation in 1968. In addition, there are a small number of objects that have been donated over the intervening years and the Collections have never been assessed by a conservator
  • Frenchay Village Museum – the continued preservation of the historic collection of fine art, books, letters, porcelain, archaeological artefacts and local history objects, for the enjoyment and education of the community
  • Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture – the museum is particularly concerned about an outdoor, 1974 fibreglass RED ROSE. In undertaking collection packing for store during the 2019 / 20 Visitor Improvements and Energy Efficiencies project (CLEAN-UP), the team became increasingly concerned about other works – particularly those made of wood (Earth thrones and portrait, Singing Tree) and a large 1995 Fire Portrait. The museum welcome a full Collections Audit. They hold a collection of a unique nature: a variety of combinations of relatively modern materials in a single piece; a variety of accessioned works (t-shirts, drawings, catalogues, posters, sculptures, jewellery) most of which can be categorised as art works
  • St Andrews
  • Cresswell Craggs Museum and Heritage Centre