Case Studies

AIM Pilgrim Trust Conservation Grant – Beck Isle Museum

The Signature Quilt is one of the key objects in the museum’s collection and an important part of the history of Pickering, providing 255 names, all female, of those who were involved with the Sunday school in 1888.

Tackling inequalities – Powell-Cotton Museum

Powell-Cotton Museum is undertaking an ambitious programme of projects, ‘Re-imagining the Museum.’ Inbal Livne, Head of Collections and Engagement, tells us what they’ve learnt so far and the lessons they can share with other AIM members looking to reinterpret their collections and work with communities and groups in new ways. 

AIM training grant – Museum of Bath Stone

Attending GEM’s Heritage Interpretation Online course has transformed our approach to interpretation. It has changed the way in which I would naturally approach the creation of new interpretation and changed my perception of this being an academic practice to more of an art form.

AIM Pilgrim Trust collections care audit – The Bahamas Locomotive Society

The AIM Pilgrim Trust collections care audit offered the ideal opportunity to seek an evaluation of our current methods of collection care and the success of our application enabled Peter Meehan ACR to visit the museum and provide a report.

AIM Pilgrim Trust collections care grant – The Devil’s Porridge Museum

The object store was completely re-organised and a systematic approach to accessioning was developed, with young volunteers involved at every stage of the project.

AIM Pilgrim Trust collections care grant – The Pen Museum

The AIM grant provided crucial support by enabling the museum to improve both the storage of its collection and environmental monitoring capabilities.

Sudbury Hall – Developing the Children’s Country House

How do you go about delivering transformational change during a pandemic? AIM spoke to Nikki Kirby, General Manager of Sudbury Hall in Derbyshire, about their project to develop the Children’s Country House.

Governance – Nidderdale Museum

Nidderdale Museum used support from AIM’s Prospering Boards programme to begin the transfer to a CIO. Sue Welch, Chair of Nidderdale Museum, tells us how this process is going and shares what they’ve learnt so far. 

Governance – Old Bell Museum

Montgomery Civic Society, who are responsible for the Old Bell Museum, applied to Prospering Boards to undertake a full governance review. We spoke to David Thomas, trustee, about the recommendations and actions that have resulted from this review.