Case Studies

AIM Pilgrim Trust remedial conservation grant – Chiddingstone Castle

The remedial conservation scheme has enabled Chiddingstone Castle to conserve, stabilise, and repair an important leather bottle so that it can be displayed to the public.

AIM Pilgrim Trust collections care audit – The Stained Glass Museum

The audit was invaluable – in the history of the museum’s existence we have never had a specialist conservator look at the collection in such a sustained and holistic way

AIM Pilgrim Trust collections care audit – Ushaw Historic House, Chapel & Gardens

The opportunity presented by the AIM Pilgrim Trust grants to fund a collections audit, has significantly helped Ushaw plan the next stages of their collections care.

Forging ahead with youth recruitment

Having a Youth Trustee on the Council of Management has put a completely different light on the work of the Waterworks Museum Hereford. Jill Phillips, Chair of Trustees and Governance Director explains how the Youth Trustee was recruited and how you could do something similar at your museum.  

AIM Higher – strategic governance – Tenbury Wells Museum & History Group

Support from AIM Higher has helped the Board at Tenbury Wells Museum rethink their vision for the future and put in place a strategic plan to meet their goals.

AIM training grant – West Highland Museum

West Highland Museum were delighted to be awarded a £300 AIM Training Grant which enabled our Curator Manager, Vanessa Martin, Volunteer Coordinator, Sonja McLachlan, and Learning & Engagement Officer, Flora Swietlicki, to attend the inaugural Museums and Heritage Highland (MHH) Conference on 20 and 21 April.

AIM training grant – first aid training at Trimontium Museum

Having undertaken Emergency First Aid at Work Training, volunteers and staff feel much more confident in dealing with an emergency, whether in the museum or out on a guided walk.

AIM Higher – Kempton Steam Museum

Opened as a museum in 2000, Kempton Steam Museum wanted to expand and professionalise operations. Assisted by Marilyn Scott as part of the AIM Higher programme, the trustees have been able to set new priorities and have a clear plan for future growth.

AIM Higher – Fundraising – Storrington and District Museum

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.