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For some years, Storrington and District Museum’s expenditure had exceeded their income. With support from AIM Higher, the Committee worked with fundraising consultant Judy Niner to explore options to increase income.
The audit report is invaluable as it allows us to fix issues identified and to apply for funding to do so as required. It also gives us a basis to re-write some of our collections-based policies and stay at the forefront of best practice for years to come.
The AIM award has enabled this hugely valuable training to enhance our ability to work with our collections safely, provide engagement for visitors and care for our staff.
The funding conserved the archives relating to Minworth Greaves being dismantled and moved to Bournville in the 1930s and allowed the archive materials to form part of an exhibition marking 80 years since the building was moved.
The project’s aim was to preserve three WW1 objects that are on display in the York Army Museum permanent exhibition: a Brodie helmet, a water bottle and part of a rifle (part of muzzle and firing mechanism).
The training grant from AIM has been invaluable. Many training programmes seem out of reach or inaccessible, and it has been wonderful to be able to provide those that love the museum and its collections with skills that they can use on an everyday basis.
It was a fantastic opportunity for four of our staff members to attend the Army Museums Ogilby Trust Conference in York