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Join AIM today!>> We represent, connect and strengthen the UK’s independent museums and heritage organisations. Join us and you will be part of a supportive and engaged community of over 1000 independent organisations from right across the UK. And as the voice of the independent sector, AIM will make sure you are heard too. As well as access to grants, key resources and greater collective procurement power, we deliver an accessible programme of expertise and practical guidance relevant from your board to your front desk, and our focus on pragmatism and success inspires innovation, enabling you to build resilience, network and plan effectively in these challenging times. There has never been a better time to join AIM>>.
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How to join
Simply fill in the online form on the link below. If you have any questions, contact Helen Farress or call us on 0333 305 8060.
Membership rates 2022:
|Small museums (up to 20,000 visitors) and additional sites of multi-site organisations||£65|
|Medium museums (20,000 – 50-000 visitors)||£104|
|Large museums (50,000 – 100,000 visitors)||£165|
|Largest museums (over 100,000 visitors)||£420|
|Individual / MDO / freelance / support organisations (1 or no paid staff)||£70|
|Non-profit support organisations / libraries / archives (2+ paid staff)||£140|
What our members say
“Mary Rose benefits from AIM Membership in a number of ways. Firstly, the networking and shared learning with colleagues is invaluable. Secondly, AIM tackles the issues that are taxing us all and comes up with pragmatic solutions. The recent introduction of the Charity Finance Group helpline service has been very useful, and we have also benefitted from AIM initiatives to challenge business rates. Finally, the advocacy that AIM does in the wider sector to ensure that the voice of independent museums is heard, has great value for all of us.”
Helen Bonser-Wilton, Chief Executive, Mary Rose Trust
“AIM is the ultimate professional ‘one stop’ support for all independent museums.”
Sue Barnes, The Bugatti Trust
“Our membership of AIM benefits us by broadening our access to sector best practice, giving access to funding opportunities, and helping us with our training needs and recruitment.”
Peter Turvey, Trustee & Chair, Crofton Branch, Kennet & Avon Canal Trust
“Being a part of AIM gives us access to a wider support network and family! We know that we can go to AIM for advice on a range of topics, and more than that, being a member means that we can take advantage of grant opportunities and workshops that would otherwise not be open to us. For us, being a member of AIM has more than benefited our organisation – it has helped improve it!”
Sarah Hayes, Coffin Works & Museum Manager
“AIM works hard to support museums through its free success guides, access to funding opportunities and provision of training, and advocacy on behalf of our sector. It’s important that we support AIM back through membership. The Roald Dahl Museum sees AIM as a forum to share our lessons from mistakes and success with colleagues, to help us learn in return from the mistakes and successes of others. No two museums are exactly alike, but AIM helps us find our common ground.”
Steve Gardam, Director, Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre