New AIM Biffa Award History Makers exhibitions

It has been a busy few months for our AIM Biffa Award History Makers projects with new exhibitions opening to visitors, and funding announced for the final round of projects.

AIM Biffa Award, part of the Landfill Communities Fund, gives grants to museums, galleries and cultural facilities so that they can tell the stories of some of our lesser known historical figures through the History Makers Scheme.

Now open 

National Football Museum have given Lily Parr – one of football’s first female football superstars – a new permanent museum display dedicated to her life and legacy. Since opening in July, the exhibition has had great feedback from visitors and garnered press coverage around the world. Click here to read more>>

Gilbert White’s House used their AIM Biffa Award History Makers funding to give their Gilbert White displays a makeover. The project was finished in time for Gilbert White’s 301st birthday back in the summer with a party held in the gardens to celebrate. Click here to read more>>

New technology has transformed Milton’s Cottage as visitors can now enjoy a unique augmented reality experience, which takes them on a voyage of discovery around Milton’s only surviving residence. Click here to read more>>

AIM Director, Lisa Ollerhead, joined the team at The Pankhurst Centre to celebrate the opening of their new permanent displays, a fantastic reinvention of the space to mark the contributions of the Pankhurst family and encourage radical thinking and action of all kinds. Click here to read more>>

New projects

AIM is pleased to announce the latest round of grants awarded by AIM Biffa Award History Makers. Round 5 applications were made in early 2021 with these new exhibitions expected to open in summer 2022.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester has been awarded £39,184 for their Amazon’s of Ardwick project. This will promote the achievements and the work of Elizabeth Gaskell and her daughters; showing how they influenced social and cultural change nationally and internationally, and how the themes explored in Elizabeth’s writing are still relevant today.

Click here to read more about this project>>

Biggin Hill’s project is Women of the Battle of Britain: Uncovering the Hidden Histories of Women during World War Two. Funding of £68,530 will help show the hidden histories of wartime women by creating an exhibition to share inspiring stories of women during WWII, to offer fresh interpretation of the site’s heritage, and provide an immersive journey back in time.

Click here to read more about this project>>