Case Studies

Training grant – The Peace Museum

The AIM Training Grant enabled The Peace Museum to send their Curator to the International Network of Museums For Peace Conference in Uppsala, Sweden.

Income generation ideas from Steps to Sustainability

The five-month programme included masterclasses, webinars, good practice panels, a 9-month development period including access to coaching/business mentoring and funding of up to £10,000 to help shape the success of a business idea. Lots of AIM members took part and we caught up with a few to find out more.

Training grant – People’s History Museum

Having an additional two mental health first aiders, enables the museum to better support their staff team, visitors, and be able to respond to situations confidently and appropriately.

AIM Higher – Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens

AIM Higher consultant Hilary Barnard was brought in to assist the Trustees of Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens to review their governance structure. Glynis Powell, General Manager of the Hall and Gardens, explains how the need to undertake a governance review came about and what the consultancy support has achieved so far.

AIM Higher – Brunel Museum

The start of a major capital project was the impetus to review the governance of Brunel Museum. The museum’s Director, Katherine McAlpine, explains how support via AIM Higher has helped strengthen the working relationship between staff and trustees. 

AIM Higher – Food Museum

Following a name change, the Food Museum sought help from AIM to undertake a long-overdue review of their memorandum and articles. We spoke to Dr Sharon Goddard, Chair of the Food Museum, to find out more about the process they went through and get her advice on how to tackle this challenge. 

AIM Higher – Cumbria Museum of Military Life

Following a governance audit, the team at Cumbria Museum of Military Life identified an opportunity to improve governance through better data exploitation using a dashboard. Alex Lindley, as part o…

AIM Pilgrim Trust collections care grant – The David Livingstone Birthplace Museum

The AIM collection care grant has allowed the David Livingstone Birthplace to purchase necessary equipment and develop a sustainable approach to the conservation and management of their collections.

AIM Arts Scholars Brighter Day grant – Bassetlaw Museum

Thanks to the funding from AIM and Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars Charitable Trust, this project has enabled Bassetlaw Museum to kick start an important textile conservation programme which had stalled due to the covid pandemic.