Case Studies

Training grant – AIM Conference 2022 – David Livingstone Birthplace

My first AIM conference was also my first in-person conference since the pandemic – it couldn’t have been a better opportunity to meet colleagues from around the UK and hear about the brilliant work going on. 

Training grant – AIM Conference 2022 – Verity Smith, Consultant

I learned a lot from other AIM members across the two days and cemented current working relationships with AIM colleagues and organisations. 

Training grant – AIM Conference 2022 – Whitchurch Silk Mill

The conference programme was packed with interesting case studies and discussions covering all topics from carbon neutral initiatives to loving your community.

Training grant – AIM Conference 2022 – Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life

Tt was such a joy to be in a room with other Museum folk and the energy in the room was wonderful. The chance to meet people, share experiences, chat and network was invaluable. 

A new local history museum in Redditch town centre

After two decades of discussion, Redditch finally has a town centre museum to showcase local history. The team behind Redditch Local History Museum has successfully secured town centre premises, recruited volunteers and fitted out the museum during a pandemic – read how they’ve done it.

Governance – Tenby Museum and Art Gallery

When Tenby Museum re-opened post-pandemic with a fresh look, Trustees felt there was a need to review its governance arrangements to make it fit for purpose in serving its communities, both local and tourists from further afield. Julie Evans, Trustee at Tenby Museum, explains how an independent look at the Board of Trustees has been beneficial in opening the debate about future needs of the Board.

AIM Tackling Inequalities Hallmark grant – Barnsley Museums

Barnsley Museums have delivered the ‘Feels Like Home’ project in partnership with Barnsley Refugee Council, since 2018. A recent AIM Hallmark Grant funded the Taking Root project, which took members of Feels Like Home to visit historic gardens.

AIM Hallmarks grant – The Silk Museum, Macclesfield

Costume is a fantastic and relatable way to tell the silk finishing story in Macclesfield, but the museum struggled to use this collection due to muddled storage, sparse documentation and a lack of collection knowledge. The project aimed to combat this with a new approach to storage, management and interpretation of the collection, to transform the visitor experience and strengthen financial resilience.

AIM Pilgrim Trust Remedial Conservation Grant – Fry Art Gallery

The Fry has been fortunate recently to have received a number of works by Isabel Rawsthorne from the estate of Warwick Llewellyn Nicholas, Isabel’s brother. However, after many years in storage they were not in condition to be displayed.