First round of Re:Collections Grants awarded

Three museums have been awarded Re:Collections Grants totalling over £54,000. Funded from the Welsh Government Anti-Racist Wales Culture, Heritage, and Sport Fund, Re:Colle…

Steady state? AIM’s latest survey findings

In September 2023 AIM conducted a survey on how the sector is managing in the midst of challenges including continued high energy bills, lingering effects on audience numbers following the Covid-19…

Change of leadership at Association for Cultural Enterprises as new CEO Gordon Morrison takes up role

A new chapter has begun at the Association for Cultural Enterprises, as long-standing CEO Jill Fenwick retires and is succeeded by newly appointed CEO Gordon Morrison. Durin…

Guidance on advancing trans inclusion

Guidance on advancing trans inclusion for museums, galleries, archives and heritage organisations.  In the context of growing uncertainty and anxiety surrounding trans-incl…

State of the sector survey

AIM’s 2023 state of the sector survey is now open and we want to hear from you. Following on from our previous surveys, we’re keen to assess how museums have fared o…

Museum Profile – Spalding Gentleman’s Society

Our Museum & Collections Founded in 1710, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society (SGS) is Britain’s oldest provincial learned society and second-oldest museum. From a small co…

How AIM Conference led to a new exhibition

At AIM we know that conference provides a vital opportunity for member museums to network, listen, learn, and share with colleagues. But we don’t always hear about the long-term connectio…

Heritage sector calls for all political parties to put the past at the heart of their plans for the future

New Heritage Manifesto includes VAT cuts on repair, disincentives for demolition and a new National Retrofit Strategy to meet net zero Ahead of the next UK general election,…

Black Country Living Museum opens new high street

Black Country Living Museum has opened a new high street to the public. Including a music shop, butchers, hairdressers and more; the latest part of their capital development transports visitors fro…

AIM Conference 2024 speaker callout

Can you help? We are looking for contributions to our breakout sessions for next year’s conference at Black Country Living Museum. Always a popular part of the programme, …

Fantastic for Families Awards 2023 are now open!

Family Arts Campaign’s annual awards are now open for applications. The Fantastic for Families Awards celebrate the wealth of outstanding creative provision for families of all ages across the UK…

Discover the UK’s best museums to visit with kids this summer

AIM members are amongst the 15 museums in the running to be named the UK’s Best Family Friendly Museum. Kids in Museums has revealed the shortlist of its Family Friendly M…