News

This section features news, events and staff and Trustee vacancies from across the museum and heritage sector.

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New card game to fight museum pests

Whilst museums struggle to counter growing numbers of pests during lockdown, a new card game has been created to boost knowledge of the main offenders’ identification and treatment. These …

Art Fund ensures national treasures stay in the UK

Art Fund has long campaigned to improve the export licence system that protects our national treasures from being sold overseas. Sarah Philp, Art Fund’s director of programme and policy, …

Steps to Sustainability round 2 applications now open

About the programme This programme, starting in September 2021, will provide a pathway for a further 30 heritage organisations across the UK to be ambitious, forward thinkin…

Supporting collections through the pandemic

Art UK has been helping collections tell their stories and generate revenue throughout the pandemic. Camilla Stewart, Head of Commercial Programmes and Collection Partnerships, highlights s…

National Fund for Acquisitions Special Funding Scheme

The National Fund for Acquisitions, administered by National Museums Scotland with Scottish Gover…

The Museums of the North West Photogrammetry Hub highlights the potential of creative partnerships with universities

AIM spoke to the University of Liverpool’s Dr Ardern Hulme-Beaman and Garstang Museum Curator, Dr Gina Criscenzo-Laycock along with Elsa Price, Curator of Human History at Tullie House …

Can you support a conservation student volunteer?

CHEIN – a network of higher education institutions working with Icon – is looking for AIM members who can offer conservation students volunteering opportunities.  …

Stop – Start – More – Less

2021 is going to be a tough year so we do not have much choice but to find opportunities, ways to transition, search out collaborators and create new beginnings and new thinking, says Busin…

Apply now – AIM Pilgrim Trust conservation grants

Applications are open for the latest round of AIM Pilgrim Trust Conservation grants, which support small to medium sized museums to care for their collections more effectively and efficiently and t…

AIM member discount from new Associate Supplier, Conservation Resources

We’re pleased to welcome Conservation Resources to AIM as our newest Associate Supplier. Conservation Resources UK was established more than 30 years ago and supplies museums, gallerie…

It’s Showtown!

Seeking to bring together the best of museum and visitor attraction, Showtown celebrates Blackpool and its role in the development of British popular culture. We spoke to Learning and Engag…

Let’s take this outside

With many museums forced to limit their indoor space, interpretive designers the Creative Core celebrate the joys and possibilities of outdoor interpretation for museums and visitors alike. …

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