News

This section features news, events and staff and Trustee vacancies from across the museum and heritage sector.

You can submit news articles for consideration to editor@aim-museums.co.uk

Museum Profile – The Cromwell Museum

The Cromwell Museum is a contradiction; it’s one of the smallest museums in the UK (our gallery space is currently a single room just 70 metres square) but has internationally important c…

AIM and Museums Association working together to support Kickstart scheme

AIM and Museums Association are working together to support the sector in accessing the Kickstart Scheme…

AIM Launches New Success Guide:  Successfully Taking Over Your Local Museum

Asset transfer is a relatively new approach to managing museums. It is complex, and it will be some time before the implications can be assessed. We spoke to Bethany Rex, Research Fellow at The Un…

Definitive Introduction To Maritime Curatorship Fully Updated And Freely Available Online

A major new edition of the definitive handbook introducing the many fascinating aspects of maritime curatorship has been updated and is now available online. …

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 Standard For Museum And Gallery Buildings

Image: Courtesy of Beamish Museum The following is a guest blog by Chris Woods, Director of The National Conservation Service, about the new standard, EN 16893:2018, which c…

The Power To Bring About Change – Equality, Diversity And The Creative Case

Arts Council England is today (Monday 15th January) holding its annual diversity event Creative Case: leading diverse futures at Nottingham Playhouse. The Arts Council’…

Launch Of The Mendoza Review Of Museums In England

Tuesday 14th November saw the much-awaited launch of ‘The Mendoza Review: an in…

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…

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…

Making the move to become a CIO

Why would you convert your unincorporated charitable trust with a voting membership to a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation)? And would you dare do it without involving lawyers (except for t…

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