Sharing a fund of over £300,000, the museums will use their grants to create new exhibitions that will inspire the public through the lives and achievements of extraordinary, historical figures.
Funded by Biffa Award with support from the Landfill Communities Fund, the new exhibitions will open in 2019 alongside a brand new virtual history trail that will showcase all exhibitions and provide online learning resources for young people.
With the announcement of the latest grant recipients, AIM has also opened Round Three for applications with grants of up to £90,000. This is the final round of the History Makers Programme and interested museums must complete a short Expression of Interest form first – please see AIM Biffa Award History Makers Programme for full information.
“We are delighted that the AIM Biffa Award History Makers Programme is inspiring museums to be creative and engage audiences with new stories and collections. We challenge applicants to develop further excellent applications and bring our attention to new History Maker stories in Round Three,” said Emma Chaplin, Director, AIM.
Gillian French, Head of Grants said: “Biffa Award are thrilled to support these projects. The new exhibitions that are being created are proving to be fantastic opportunities to celebrate local history and bring the community together.”
The latest museums to be awarded AIM Biffa Award funding are:
Milton Keynes Museum
History Maker – Jock Campbell
National Paralympic Heritage Trust
Science Pioneering the Paralympic Games – Dr Ludwig Guttmann, Doctor, Psychologist, Engineer
National Tramway Museum
Holroyd Smith – Electrifying the Future
Hitchin British Schools Trust – British Schools Museum
Joseph Lancaster’s Educational Revolution.
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum Trust Ltd
Harry Baker and 120 years of Chlorine
How To Apply To Round Three
You must be an AIM member museum or heritage site based in England and located within 25 miles of a Biffa Award operations site to be eligible.