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Museum Profile – Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum’s mission is to transform lives through creative action. We tell the story of the Foundling Hospital, which was established in 1739 by the philanthropist Thomas Coram…

The value of networks

“You know everyone!” my two children often say after I’ve been to an event, which of course isn’t true. Over the years, however, I’ve been fortunate to build a pool of people from various…

Understanding emotional connections to museums

During the pandemic we saw many passionate local people getting together to support and ‘save’ their local museums or similar cultural organisations. Our new research project asks ‘Ho…

Honours Week 14 – 17 June

To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee year, the Cabinet Office are running a week of honours related events which will take place virtually from the 14 – 17 June 2022. …

TWA Digitisation Grant 2022 – it’s back!

TWA are thrilled to announce the return of the TWA Digitisation Grant 2022. The grant window will open on 20 June 2022, making this the grant’s fifth year financially supporting …

Royal Seal of Approval for ATS

AIM Associate Supplier, ATS has been granted a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of their supply of digital guide services.  Royal Warr…

Museum Profile – Seven Stories

Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, is a registered charity and accredited museum in Newcastle Upon Tyne dedicated to celebrating and protecting Brit…

Making the case – independents and levelling up

Valuable feedback from our Membership Insight Group supported AIM’s response to a recent DCMS Select Committee inquiry on Levelling Up. “I believe the real s…

The Value of Valuations: Museum Buildings and Collections

How frequently do you evaluate your museum buildings and collections? It’s an important question, particularly as values have increased considerably in the last two years. AIM Associate S…

From collections to characters

Leicester Transport Heritage Trust Personas Project The Trust have been working with AIM member Documentary Media Centre to develop a new project with the support of a young…

New partnership with National Army Museum announced

AIM and the National Army Museum (NAM) are delighted to announce a new partnership that will provide AIM membership to over 100 Regimental and Corps museums.  …

The Textile Society Museum Archive and Conservation Award

The Society offers awards of up to £5,000 for a textile related project within the museum, archive and conservation sector. The Museum, Archive and Conservation Award is designed to suppo…

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