Helping Organisations

Brunel Museum
Brunel Museum

AIM helps heritage organisations achieve their goals: to be resilient and to prosper. We do this by providing regular sector updates, useful grants and training programmes, and a range of expert advice and guidance services. We also commission research on behalf of the sector, to strengthen all our work.

Interested in joining us? Visit the AIM Members page to see how your organisation could benefit from AIM membership.

Advice

Advice

AIM’s long-standing, respected and well-used Success Guide series provides practical advice on over 20 topics essential to running a successful museum and topics cover everything from Fundraising to Social Media and Risk Management. You can find our Success Guides in our resources section here AIM Resources

Setting up a new museum

Setting up a new museum

If you are thinking about setting up a new museum or heritage site but don’t know where to start, take a look at our Success Guide to help get you started.

The Hallmarks of Prospering Museums

The Hallmarks of Prospering Museums

The AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums identify what it is about how successful heritage organisations work that enables them to prosper and thrive and they are based on the understanding that successful museums share certain characteristics: a culture of resourcefulness, passion and willingness to try new things. Find out more about the AIM Hallmarks of prospering Museums here:  The AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums.

Toolkits and Guidance

Toolkits and Guidance

AIM has commissioned toolkits and guidance on a variety of topics to help you measure the positive impact of your organisation. From economic to social and environmental impacts, use our toolkits and templates to see how you measure up. AIM resources.

 

Keep up to date

Keep up to date

Our fortnightly e-news is the round-up of everything independent museums need to know. Signing up is free and takes seconds, so if you would like all the latest sector news, events and job vacancies delivered directly to your inbox, please sign up to eNews here.

Helping Heritage Trustees

Helping Heritage Trustees

AIM recognises the huge role that trustees play in the success of their museums and heritage organisations. Visit the Governance section of our website to see how we help trustees and to sign up for our free Heritage Trustee Newsletter.

AIM Research

AIM Research

AIM undertakes research and publishes a wide range of guidance, which aims to help heritage organisations achieve their goals, be resilient and prosper. Visit the resources section for full information and to download all guidance.

Advocacy and representation

Advocacy and representation

AIM ensures the needs and views of independent museums are understood by policy makers and funders. We work across the whole heritage sector to ensure that the voices of those we represent are heard.  For example, in 2016, we initiated a successful campaign to ensure that the Government extended the Museums and Galleries tax relief to permanent exhibitions. For all news updates, please visit our News section.

AIM Biffa Award History Makers

A new round of AIM Biffa Award History Makers is now open for expressions of interest. Find out how you can apply for funding.

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AIM Grants

AIM can offer member museums a variety of grants to support different areas of your work