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

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Trustee vacancy – North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Steaming ahead after the pandemic At the NYMR we’re aware that running a heritage railway in the 2020s isn’t all about operating steam engines and rolling stock, althoug…

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…

Trustee vacancy – Tiverton Museum of Mid-Devon Life

Tiverton Museum of Mid-Devon Life is an award-winning independent museum that holds one the largest collections in the West Country. We are seeking a Chair and up to 4 trustees to help us take the…

Trustee vacancy – Urras Achadh an Droighinn/The Auchindrain Trust

Urras Achadh an Droighinn/The Auchindrain Trust in Argyll, Scotland is seeking outward-looking movers, shakers and influencers, to win hearts and minds and/or bring ideas to attract people and inco…

Trustee vacancy – Stanley Spencer Memorial Trust

The Sir Stanley Spencer Memorial Trust runs the Gallery devoted to the work of Sir Stanley Spencer RA. We are looking for a new treasurer to take over the finances of the trust, including administr…

New AIM Biffa Award History Makers exhibitions

It has been a busy few months for our AIM Biffa Award History Makers projects with new exhibitions opening to visitors, and funding announced for the final round of projects. AIM Biffa Award…

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…

AIM Biffa Award to support new exhibition areas at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

We’re delighted to announce that Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has been awarded just over £39,000 of funding from AIM Biffa Award, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund, which will fund…

Trustee vacancy – Eureka!

The state of play… Eureka! is well known and well loved family and children’s visitor attraction in the north of England. In 2022, we celebrate our 30th birthday and are fac…

Museum Profile – Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic first opened its doors in 1950 and has been enchanting the public ever since. Now tucked away in the harbour village of Boscastle, the museum’s founder…

Trustee vacancy – National Horse Racing Museum

The National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket is looking for an enthusiastic individual with particular knowledge/experience of the heritage/museum sector to assist the Board of Trustees to develop…

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