News

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

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Trustee vacancy – The Judge’s Lodging

The Judge’s Lodging has been operating as a visitor attraction and community venue in Presteigne since 1997. In 2016, the operation of the building was transferred from Powys County Council to an…

VAT rate temporarily reduced to 5%

Back in July, the Chancellor announced a temporary reduction in the VAT rate from 20% to 5% from 15 July 2020 to 12 January 2021, for admission to attractions, holiday accommodation and sales of fo…

Meet the latest AIM Biffa Award History Makers

AIM is pleased to announce the latest round of grants awarded by the AIM Biffa Award History Makers programme. Work is already underway on these exciting new exhibitions, telling the stories of rem…

2020 – a year of change for business rates

2020: A year of constant change for Business Rates, explains Colin Hunter of Lambert Smith Hampton.  In January, the long-awaited decision of the Upper Tribunal in respect …

Job vacancy – Freelance Project Administrator, AIM

Hallmarks at Home Freelance Project Administrator October 2020 – March 2021 Introduction The Association of Independent Museums is a thriving UK museum m…

Connecting Culture 2020: Conference programme released

The conference programme for Connecting Culture Virtual Conference and Expo has been released. The eagerly awaited line up contains thought leaders and influencers from some of the most prestigious…

Job vacancy – Project Director, Beckford’s Tower

Project Director Beckford’s Tower, Bath Preservation Trust £40,000 per annum for fixed term of 16 months with the potential to extend Recruitment closes at 5pm on 20 September…

Culture Recovery Fund Wales

Welsh Government will be providing a £18.5m fund for cultural organisations – which include independent museums participating in the Accreditation scheme. This fund is a rescue and re…

Job vacancy – Learning Officer at National Paralympic Heritage Trust

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role establishing formal and informal learning programmes and delivering a new and dynamic community engagement project within an inspiring national ch…

Job vacancy – Exhibition Programme Manager at Bailiffgate Museum

Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery in Alnwick, Northumberland is seeking to recruit an Exhibitions Programme Manager to support our ambitious exhibitions programme over the period November 2020 to Ju…

Are Britain’s heritage attractions good for your health?

As attractions slowly re-open to a nation easing out of lockdown, the role of heritage in improving our wellbeing has never seemed more important. Research commissione…

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