Case Studies

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. 

Training grant – AIM Conference 2022 – Verity Smith, Consultant

I learned a lot from other AIM members across the two days and cemented current working relationships with AIM colleagues and organisations. 

Training grant – AIM Conference 2022 – Whitchurch Silk Mill

The conference programme was packed with interesting case studies and discussions covering all topics from carbon neutral initiatives to loving your community.

Training grant – AIM Conference 2022 – Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life

Tt was such a joy to be in a room with other Museum folk and the energy in the room was wonderful. The chance to meet people, share experiences, chat and network was invaluable. 

A new local history museum in Redditch town centre

After two decades of discussion, Redditch finally has a town centre museum to showcase local history. The team behind Redditch Local History Museum has successfully secured town centre premises, recruited volunteers and fitted out the museum during a pandemic – read how they’ve done it.