Case Studies

AIM Pilgrim Trust collections audit – The Keep Military Museum

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.

Training grant – ‘Unwelcome Surprises’ at Tullie House

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.

AIM Pilgrim Trust remedial conservation grant – Selly Manor Museum

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.

AIM Pilgrim Trust remedial conservation grant – York Army Museum

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).

Training grant – AIM museum trustee induction

The session was useful as it allowed me to meet the new trustees who were equally as nervous about the role they were undertaking, and also keen to learn.

Training grant – Modes user training

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.

Training grant – IFLA Conference

In the words of the Conference themes, the Conference was a fantastic way to be inspired, engaged, enabled and connected!

Training grant – Army Museums Ogilby Trust conference

It was a fantastic opportunity for four of our staff members to attend the Army Museums Ogilby Trust Conference in York

Training grant – AIM Setting up a new museum workshops

Setting up a New Museum has provided the current manager with many learning points to guide this process to create a more sustainable, equitable museum as well as meet and learn from others who are starting on their road of setting up a museum.