News

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

You can submit news articles for consideration to editor@aim-museums.co.uk

Rising to the challenge

Emily Hope, one of AIM’s newest Board members, reports on how the Visitor Experience Team at Beamish Museum has adapted to the challenges of the last 18 months. Locking the main doors of…

Opening doors with Art Tickets

Art Tickets is the only free ticketing system built by museums, for museums. Run by Art Fund, in the last 12 months it has helped over 120 museums safely re-open their doors between lockdow…

The power of stories

Why they matter and how to tell them WANDR – a new mobile app start-up highlights the importance of telling a good story to engage visitors effectively. As human …

It’s in the data – why membership is so important

Members spend more and visit more often than non-members, so membership is a vital part of a museum’s offering. Smita Jalaf from Associate Supplier Vennersys shares data that shows just h…

Public reminded to let in fresh air when meeting others indoors to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Government launches new campaign backed by medical experts, scientists and businesses urging the public to open windows when meeting friends and family indoors. It comes as restricti…

AIM’s digital advice and guidance round up

There’s a host of advice and guidance available to help you engage with your audiences via digital activity, from putting a strategy in place through to evaluating activity and improv…

How are you using social media?

Heritage Creative have launched a series of white papers Heritage Briefings aimed at digital marketers in the culture and heritage sector. Each takes a deep dive into an aspect of Digital w…

Does your website give the best visitor experience?

Now is the ideal time to take a look at your website from your visitors’ perspective and check it’s working as effectively as possible. Here are some top tips from our associate suppli…

Autism awareness in a time of COVID

Claire Madge from Autism in Museums urges museums not to forget their autistic visitors during this latest lockdown and offers four easy ways to stay connected with and support this vulnera…

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…

How Divento.com helped a small museum reopen

Like many small museums, Bath Postal Museum didn’t have the means to reopen in a COVID-compliant way. Setting up and maintaining it’s own booking system was too costly and the us…

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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