Case Studies

AIM Pilgrim Trust Collection Care Audit – Garden City Collection

The benefits to the museum of the audit, as it forges a new path in recovery post-pandemic, has been a vital reset and refresh, and a straightforward and simple approach to prioritising future actions, delivered with friendly and helpful expertise.

AIM Pilgrim Trust Conservation Grant – Durham Museum

Durham Museum received a donation of two paintings by George Fennell Robson in 2021, a bequest from a descendant of the artist. An AIM Pilgrim Trust Conservation Grant has enabled the paintings to be repaired and cleaned for permanent display.

AIM Pilgrim Trust Remedial Conservation Grant – Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

This book repair project, although small, has been incredibly helpful, enabling us to repair eight books that were badly damaged. Each one contributes to the overall narrative of the House and has its own story in terms of why it’s in our collection and its significance to Elizabeth and her family.

AIM Pilgrim Trust Remedial Conservation Grant – Gairloch Museum

Gairloch Museum applied to AIM Pilgrim Trust to conserve an album of watercolour paintings from the First World War by Finlay Mackinnon.

AIM Pilgrim Trust Conservation Grant – Urras Achadh an Droighinn / The Auchindrain Trust

In October 2020, staff at Auchindrain Historic Township in Argyll found a bodice within the attic of one of their longhouses, which appeared to have been deliberately deposited over a century ago. This grant enabled the team to clean and stabilise the bodice for long term storage

Training grant – NAM Regimental Curators Course

Three attendees from The Highlanders Museum attended the National Army Museum Regimental Curators course in Edinburgh.

Training grant – AIM Conference 2022 – Biggar Museum

Port Sunlight certainly lived up to its name, not only did the sunshine on us for the whole of the conference, but attending certainly helped shed light on a variety of topics too.

Training grant – AIM Conference 2022 – Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum

I returned full of enthusiasm and ideas to take forward, and re-energised to talk to the Board about changes we need to make moving forward. 

Training grant – AIM Conference 2022 – David Livingstone Birthplace

My first AIM conference was also my first in-person conference since the pandemic – it couldn’t have been a better opportunity to meet colleagues from around the UK and hear about the brilliant work going on.