Latest AIM Pilgrim Trust conservation grants awarded

We’re pleased to announce the recipients of the latest AIM Pilgrim Trust conservation grants.

AIM is grateful to the Pilgrim Trust for funding the Collections Care, Audit and Conservation grant schemes. The grants support small to medium sized museums to care for their collections more effectively and efficiently and to meet the standards required for Accreditation.

Collections care grants

  • The Red Rose Steam Society (Lancashire Mining Museum) – £2,744.69 – Cataloguing digitising and preservation of artefacts, records and plans.
  • Salcombe Maritime Museum – £1,621 – Salcombe Maritime Museum Collection Conservation Project 2021.
  • Dacorum Heritage – £2,188.06 – Improving environmental monitoring and hazard awareness / management within the collection.
  • Museum of Cambridge £4556.40 – Asbestos inspection and improving environmental monitoring.
  • Flag Fen Archaeology Park – £4,047 – Protecting Flag Fen’s Past.
  • Museum of Farnham – £5,816.75 – Improving Our Collections Care.

Remedial conservation grants

  • Spalding Gentlemen’s Society – £5,458.76 – Ayscoughfee Hall and Holyrood House in the 18th Century, the homes of our founder and our society.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell’s House – £745 – Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Book Restoration Project.  
  • Gairloch Museum – £1,700 – World War 1 Watercolour Album.
  • Chiddingstone Castle – £1,070 – Conservation of Statue of Bastet and Coconut Cup.
  • Arundells – £1,472 – Conservation of Sir Edward Heath’s Ming bowl.
  • Durham Museum – £1,270 – Conservation of oil paintings by George Fennell Robson.
  • Dunwich Museum – £2,600 – Conserving Hamlet Watling works and other works on paper.

Collections Care Audits

  • Siege Museum
  • Dean Heritage
  • Leominster Museum
  • Crofton Beam Engines (Kennet & Avon Canal Trust)
  • Beckford’s Tower
  • Nidderdale Museum Society

Find out more

Read our case studies from previous recipients to find out how they used the grant and the impact it has made on the museum. Click here for conservation grant case studies>>

If you’d like to make an application for an AIM Pilgrim Trust collections care audit, collections care grant or remedial conservation grant, the next deadline is 31 March 2022. You can find out more and make an application here>>