News

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

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History Maker Noor Inayat-Khan

In 1943, at the height of the Second World War, Noor Inayat-Khan became one of the first female radio operators to go undercover in Nazi-occupied France. She had volunteered for the Special Operati…

Joint museum sector statement on £1.57 billion funding for culture

Joint museum sector statement from the National Museum Directors’ Council, Association of Independent Museums and the Museums Association We welcome the Government’s ann…

Conservation grants awarded by AIM

Pilgrim Trust Conservation Grants 15 applications were received from AIM members in this round of funding. The 11 successful applications are: The Fry Gallery &…

Trustee vacancy – Treasurer, Royal Society of Sculptors

The Royal Society of Sculptors is a registered charity governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board holds responsibility for the values and strategic direction of the Society. The Society’s strateg…

Museum reopening guidance

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 NMDC GOOD PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING MUSEUMS AFTER 4TH JULY 2020 …

Sector responds to reopening announcement

Sector bodies have today issued a joint statement welcoming Government announcements on reopening, whilst underlining the ongoing need for investment and support during the recovery.…

Business Rates – update on a landmark ruling

HOW SHOULD MUSEUMS BE VALUED FOR BUSINESS RATES? Colin Hunter, Director of Business Rates at Lambert Smith Hampton updates on a landmark ruling.  Business r…

Museum Profile – Florence Nightingale Museum

With the high-profile implementation of NHS Nightingale hospitals across the country, it is doubtful whether anyone in the UK has now not heard of the Victorian woman who is arguably the world’s …

Front of house are critical to reopening museums, but must be safe

As museums plan their eventual reopening it is apparent that front of house (FoH) workers will be essential at all stages, from the initial planning to their long recovery. We hear from Will Tre…

A Director’s view – Steve Gardam of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Steve Gardam, Director of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre shares his perspective on the challenges of museum life in lockdown. “The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre o…

Recovery round up
Recovery round up
30/06/2020

We spoke to colleagues from AIM Board and beyond to assess current thinking around reopening. Andrew Lovett, Chief Executive, Black Country Living Museum and AIM Chair:…

Research seeks to help build trust and confidence in reopening

AIM spoke to Bernard Donoghue, Director of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (…

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