News

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

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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…

Museum Profile – Nantgarw China Works and Museum

When we think of the Welsh Valleys our thoughts generally turn to male voice choirs, Tom Jones, rugby and of course coal – the black gold that fuelled so much of the industrial revolution and lef…

AMA events

The AMA has a variety of webinars coming up between January and March that are a great way to fit some training into your week — whether you’re at home or are back in the office. They co…

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. …

Heritage Heroes Awards 2020

Heritage Heroes Awards 2020: Nominations are now open! Do you know someone who went in to check on an empty heritage building in lockdown? Do you know someone who check…

Museum Profile – Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in Brixton is the home of Black British History. Our mission is to collect, preserve and celebrate the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK a…

Steps to Sustainability – Building a Sustainable Heritage Sector – applications open

AIM is pleased to be partnering with The Social Enterprise Academy as they open applications for their new National Lottery Heritage Fund project – Steps to Sustainability! This opport…

Museum Profile – The Cromwell Museum

The Cromwell Museum is a contradiction; it’s one of the smallest museums in the UK (our gallery space is currently a single room just 70 metres square) but has internationally important c…

AIM and Museums Association working together to support Kickstart scheme

AIM and Museums Association are working together to support the sector in accessing the Kickstart Scheme…

You’ve reopened, but what next?

Recovery and change: what are the first steps? Hilary McGowan and Piotr Bienkowski Many museums will need to adapt and change to ensure they survive in the longer term. How …

Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers on assessing risk and financial viability

Following the welcome issue of reopening advice and guidance Ben Leah, Director, Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers highlights how museums might a…

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