Case Studies

CARAD Rhayader Museum – AIM Hallmarks in Wales

We applied to AIM for support to employ a fundraising tutor to help us improve our skill set, give us the confidence to complete more complex application forms and help us to be more methodical in our fundraising. We held face to face training sessions for volunteers and trustees and were pointed towards additional funding training.

Governance – National Tramway Museum

National Tramway Museum received consultancy support from AIM’s Prospering Board programme earlier this year. We spoke to Karen Rigg, Chair of Tramway Museum Society, to find out how Prospering Boards has supported a wider governance review.

Roald Dahl Museum – Livestreaming for the longer term

Roald Dahl Museum is taking the longer view on online delivery. We talked to their learning team and Director Steve Gardam to find out more.

AIM Pilgrim Trust Collections Care Audit – Museum of Cambridge

Museum of Cambridge is eager to ensure the best care of their diverse and unique range of objects and the Collections Care Audit was a great opportunity to help them reflect on how to achieve this.

AIM Pilgrim Trust Conservation Grant – Royal College of Music Museum

The portraits of King George V and Duchess of York, Queen Mary were commissioned for the RCM and are displayed in the main entrance hall, two of the most prominent portraits in the RCM Museum’s collection.

AIM Pilgrim Trust Remedial Conservation Grant – The Royal Philatelic Society London

The largest and most complete archive of the printing company, Perkins Bacon & Co., leading security engravers and printers of their time and perhaps most well-known for printing the world’s first stamp, The Penny Black in 1840. The archive is the only example of its kind in the world.

AIM Pilgrim Trust Remedial Conservation Grant – Cole Museum of Zoology

AIM has allowed us to completely clean and re-articulate the skeleton for redisplay in the new Cole Museum in the Health and Life Sciences building of the UoR.

AIM Pilgrim Trust Remedial Conservation Grant – Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre

Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre, a small accredited museum located in rural Lincolnshire on the former domestic site of the wartime airfield RAF Metheringham, had a rare five-man dinghy used by air crew during World War II in its stores. 

AIM Pilgrim Trust Remedial Conservation Grant – Rustington Museum

The signs represent businesses past and present in the village and to have them restored and on display has attracted a lot of attention. It has increased awareness of the type of work the museum undertakes to record and preserve the history of the village.