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Clore Leadership 2022 Fellowship Programme – applications open

The closing date for all applications is 12pm on Thursday 24 February 2022.  As the world changes, so do the needs of the sector – and the demands on cul…

AIM Chair awarded OBE for services to cultural heritage

“So pleased to see Andrew recognised for his extensive services to museums and culture, and particularly the role he and AIM played in supporting, representing and protecting the sector during Co…

Museum Profile – Scottish Crannog Centre

Striding into the future with confidence The replica at the heart of the Scottish Crannog Centre was destroyed by fire in June this year. Yet, as Managing Director Mike Bens…

Making the case for marketing

In an era of budget cuts and constraints, marketing is often one of the first areas to feel the pinch. Yet, as marketing and audience development consultant Christina Lister explains, used …

Focusing on your mental fitness

We all know that looking after ourselves and our teams is more important than ever, but what can we all do to make genuinely positive steps for change and give ourselves the best chance of maintain…

Applications now live for Heritage Compass

Heritage Compass is delighted to announce that the final round of applications is open from now until 12noon on 16 December! Applications will be accepted on a …

Understanding hybrid working in the cultural sector

In February 2022, Culture24’s groundbreaking Let’s Get Real action research programme will focus the next phase on the hybrid workspac…

Look like you are in the business

Supply chain issues are having an impact on product availability across the UK, resulting in fragmented offers, empty shelves, and overdue deliveries. This can damage brand credibility and …

Attracting visitors – benefits versus features

Focussing on the benefits of your offer to visitors is a useful step to moving to a visitor focus, explains Colin Mulberg. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many museums and her…

Using technology to improve access to the UK’s smaller museums and galleries

This summer Art Fund launched Art Pass Unbooked an innovative approach to helping visitors support local cultural institutions. According to Research conducted by Opinium fo…

Don’t just sit there – give yourself a financial health check-up!

Challenging visitor numbers can have a direct impact on income, but what can you do? Now is the time to be more proactive than ever, as AIM Associate Supplier Paul Ogburn explains. There are…

Are you experienced?

Experience design is the ‘user led design of products and services’ – but how can it help museums and heritage organisations integrate, improve and innovate? We spoke to Alison Pearce…

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