AIM National Conference 2022

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We can’t wait for you to join us for AIM conference this summer. 

AIM conference is returning to a physical event this summer and we can’t wait for you to join us in beautiful Port Sunlight, on the Wirral peninsula. Kindly supported by our headline sponsors, Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers, the conference runs over two packed days Thursday 16 and Friday 17 June. This year’s conference theme of Making it happen’ will see colleagues from across the UK explore the vision for independent museums as we recover from the challenges of the pandemic.  

Sessions will highlight how to implement the changes sector debates call for with practical and relevant examples from museums of all shapes and sizes. As ever with AIM Conference, delegates can look forward to a schedule packed with inspirational and practical advice, debate, and discussion, exploring:  

  • When recovery is opportunity – Reflections on finding ways to use lockdown and crisis to generate change 
  • Fire and flood: Change through crisis 
  • Everybody needs good neighbours: Understanding local stakeholders and building relationships as a small museum 
  • Carving your niche: Creating sustainability in a small heritage team in a non-heritage parent organisation 
  • Forward with your Board: Recognising the way in which your Board works, diagnosing problems, and fixing them 
  • The Resilient Museum – a look at how to ensure success focused on the resilience, wellbeing and happiness of staff, volunteers, trustee and board members 
  • Independent museums, interdependent problems: reacting to the climate crisis – What is the role of museums and culture in the fight for climate justice?  
  • Going green as a small museum – Practical advice for small museums on being more sustainable as an organisation 
  • Programming in a climate emergency 
  • Income when your audience can’t come in – Old and new strategies for income generation 
  • Crowdfunding for survival 
  • Online to on-site – Transitioning income streams from closed museums to open museums 
  • In with the new – New museums during covid 
  • The museum next door – looking at campaigning communities, meeting audiences where they are and ensuring museum collections reflect their communities 

There will also be strategic updates from governments and funders including MGS, Welsh Government and the Arts Council on their 10-year Lets Create plan, plus chances to go behind the scenes at the wonderful Lady Lever Art Gallery and visit the Unilever archives. Add to this a relaxed conference dinner, and a Friday social event at the fantastic National Waterways Museum and this is an event not to be missed! 

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If you’re interested in exhibiting at the AIM National Conference or our range of attractive sponsorship opportunities, please contact Catrin or Matt for assistance. 

 

Ticket prices

Early bird tickets for AIM members Price
All in one early bird £260+VAT
Day 1 and 2 early bird £155+VAT
Day 1 early bird £80+VAT
Day 2 early bird £80+VAT
Non-AIM member tickets
Day 1 £150+VAT
Day 2 £150+VAT
Social events (if not booked with all in one ticket)
Thursday dinner £65+VAT
Friday evening social £40+VAT

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Please note, if you’re using a business name and address for payment you’ll be asked for the business’s VAT registration number. If your organisation isn’t VAT registered then just put N/A in this box.

Social events

Social events

Looking for more information on the conference social events? We’ll be hosting a drinks reception at Lady Lever Art Gallery and an informal dinner at Leverhulme Hotel on Thursday evening and a social event at the National Waterways Museum on Friday. Click here for more information>>

Looking for somewhere to stay?

Looking for somewhere to stay?

There are a number of hotels located conveniently close to the conference venue, Hulme Hall. Click here to find out more>>

FAQs

FAQs

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