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Weald & Downland Living Museum
Weald & Downland Living Museum
How can joining AIM help your business?

How can joining AIM help your business?

AIM is the only UK organisation dedicated to supporting museums, galleries and heritage organisations which are independent of local or national government control. With 60% of all UK museums being independent, AIM represents more than half of the UK museum sector.

If you want to reach museums and raise the profile of your business, our affordable membership fees mean that joining AIM as a Consultant, Supplier, or Associate Supplier will align your company with a trusted and established organisation.

AIM has over 1,000 museum members which is more than any other museum membership organisation in the UK and our Suppliers Directory page is consistently one of our most highly visited webpages, so get your business noticed and join AIM today!

Our members are particularly interested in trading, enterprise, design and print, insurance, fundraising, catering, venue hire and new products as well as exhibitions, collections and improving their visitors’ experience.


 How can joining AIM help you to succeed?

How can joining AIM help you to succeed?

As a member of AIM you will benefit by:

  • By being part of a thriving network of museums, heritage sites and galleries across the UK
  • Learning about tender opportunities via our AIM Bulletin and E-News
  • Discovering new developments that impact on the heritage sector
  • Networking with museums, heritage professionals and staff and volunteers at our popular national conference
  • Reduced delegates rates for the national AIM conference
  • Discounted advertising opportunities in our AIM Bulletin
  • Opportunities to sponsor key AIM activities and events
  • Access to our museum member database*
  • Listings in the AIM Suppliers section of the AIM website at no extra cost*
  • Priority booking for the annual conference trade show*
  • A personalised welcome across all our social media with links to your website*
  • A personalised AIM website post welcoming you with links to your website*
  • Your company name and website linked in the suppliers section of the fortnightly AIM E-News for 3 months after joining*
  • The opportunity to contribute widely read guest articles on your area of expertise*

*For Associate Suppliers only

What our supplier members say about AIM

What our supplier members say about AIM

“We are a web design company specialising in the Heritage Sector and we joined AIM under the recommendation of a colleague who is also a member. My team and I have been totally blown away by the support that AIM staff give their members. The yearly conference alone is worth the membership fee, but the added support, advice and promotional opportunities to a company wishing to reach out to museums and heritage sector organisations is like nothing I have experienced previously! Thank you so much to Sassy and the rest of the team for everything.” Harry O’Connor from AIM Associate Suppliers, Heritage Creative

“Being an AIM Associate Member creates an ongoing presence for us with AIM members, reinforced by our Conference sponsorship. It has led to several opportunities for new work and enables us to share learning and experience with the membership.  It’s a targeted way for us to reach potential heritage customers that we might otherwise not have access to.” Steve Prowse, Head of Project Delivery at AIM Associate Suppliers, Artelia

“Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers has been a member of AIM for a number of years.  As an independent business ourselves, we understand the challenges faced by AIM members and actively look to support fellow independents.  Being a member of AIM allows us to do this through events such as sponsorship of the annual conference as well as keeping abreast of sector news and trends. We insure a number of well-known museums and venues across the UK, many of whom are also AIM members, and we have significantly increased our client base thanks in large part to our association with AIM. The AIM team are incredibly supportive of their associate members and I would strongly recommend AIM membership to any organisation wishing to be more involved in the museums sector.”  James Woollam, Managing Director at Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers

AIM Membership Prices 2019

AIM Membership Prices 2019

Suppliers/Consultants:  £155

Associate Suppliers:  £345

How to join AIM

How to join AIM

AIM welcomes new members who support its aims. If you would like to join, please visit our online payments page by clicking the link below:

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Need help? Contact our membership team on 0333 305 8060

If you are considering joining as an Associate Supplier, please note that you will be required to provide two references from existing AIM member museums. We are happy to help you if you need more information about this.

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