Case Studies

Setting up a new museum – Crab Museum

Located in Margate, the Crab Museum was set-up by three crab enthusiasts who are aiming to roll science, humour and philosophy into a unique and satisfyingly baffling day out.

Setting up a new museum – Corwen Museum

The Edeyrnion Heritage and Cultural Society was created in 2012 to tell local stories to visitors arriving in Corwen on the Llangollen heritage railway. The Society opened Corwen Museum in 2015 and here, Trustee and Volunteer Lindsay Watkins tells us what they’ve learnt and the lessons they would share with anyone else setting up a new museum.

Training grant – Museum Tech 2022

Three members of the team at Tetbury Police Museum attended Museum Association’s Museum Tech 2022.

Award-winning local marketing at Kiplin Hall and Gardens

Kiplin Hall and Gardens scooped the Marketing Campaign of the Year award at the M+H Awards in May 2022. Read how the campaign was planned and implemented plus discover Kiplin Hall’s top tips for working successfully with your local press.

Training grant – AIM Introduction to Fundraising

Emma Hunter of SS Great Britain had an AIM training grant to attend AIM’s Introduction to Fundraising two-part online workshop. Here she reports back on the lessons she’s able to implement in her role.

AIM Pilgrim Trust Conservation grant – Wheal Martyn Clay Works

The two travelling bridges and their accompanying clay wagons are on display in the museum’s pan kiln, itself part of a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and are an intrinsic part of the collection. These items are the only ones remaining on public display, the many others which used to exist having been lost when clay works closed down and buildings demolished.

Training grant – Lincoln Unlocked: What to do with Early Printed Books

The skills I developed, the contacts I made, and the inspiring environment of staying in an Oxford college led to a truly amazing experience.

AIM Pilgrim Trust Collections Care Grant – The CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket

£5,000 The conservation and storage of the collection The CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket, based at the headquarters of Glamorgan County Cricket Club at …

AIM Pilgrim Trust Collection Care Audit – Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum

We knew that we had problems with the environmental conditions of our store rooms and some exhibition cases, but wanted a conservation audit to provide both a professional assessment of the situation, and advice to the curatorial staff on how to store and preserve items in the collection better.