DCMS College of Experts

DCMS is looking to recruit 20 individuals for our College of Experts. It is vital that the Department’s work is informed by the most up to date research and expertise across the breadth of our se…

Museum closures during the pandemic

Mapping Museums project lead Fiona Candlin finds that despite the predictions, permanent museum closures are tracking previous years. When museums first closed to visitors i…

Relationships – the corner stone of successful fundraising

Judy Niner from Development Partners highlights how a new fundraising approach paid off for Dorset Museum. A multi-million pound fundraising target is a tall order for any m…

Museum Profile – Dorset Museum

Dorset Museum, based in the county town of Dorchester, has just reopened its doors to the public after a £16.4 million redevelopment. The Museum, which holds a collection o…

Update on joint statement on Museums & Collections at risk

Arts Council England has updated their joint statement with 16 museum funders and sector bodies about heritage, museums and collections at risk, outlining our coordinated approach to helping organi…

We want to know what you think! Join our AIM membership insight group

Would you like to join a forum of AIM members to provide regular feedback on all aspects of your membership? Can you help us ensure your membership benefits are meeting your needs and those…

Ensuring your voice is heard

AIM Director Lisa Ollerhead outlines her initial priorities as we start on the road to recovery from the pandemic. Five and a bit weeks into being AIM’s Director feels lik…

Lily Parr: Trailblazer for women’s football

MUSEUM’S NEW DISPLAY OPENS AHEAD OF ANNIVERSARY OF BAN  Lily Parr – one of football’s first female superstars – gets a new permanent museum dis…

AIM members keep safety measures in place

As COVID-19 restrictions across England are lifted, we’ve taken a look at the approaches that just some AIM members are taking. According to statements on their social media and websites, …

The impact of COVID-19 on arts and cultural engagement for deaf and disabled people

This research project is being conducted by Bea Anderton, Community Leadership student at University of Central Lancashire. Bea has been exploring the impact of COVID-19 on arts and cultural…

Rebuilding Heritage – last chance to apply for support

Free specialist support, training and events for the heritage sector The Rebuilding Heritage programme provides free support and resources for the heritage sector throug…

Diane Reid becomes Chair of Lakeland Arts

Becomes first female chair of Lakeland Arts in its history. Former BBC programme maker becomes Chair of Lakeland Arts Board of Trustees. Diane Reid worked on shows like Anti…