Case Studies

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.

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.