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Conservation grants awarded by AIM
Conservation grants awarded by AIM
02/07/2020 in Uncategorised

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
Museum reopening guidance
30/06/2020 in Uncategorised

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

Sector responds to reopening announcement
Sector responds to reopening announcement
30/06/2020 in Uncategorised

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 in Uncategorised

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 (…

Lily Parr – Trailblazing History Maker
Lily Parr – Trailblazing History Maker
30/06/2020 in Uncategorised

The National Football Museum have announced a new museum gallery dedicated to football’s first female superstar, funded by AIM Biffa Award History Makers.   Football…

Heritage sector organisations issue joint statement of intent

As Black Lives Matter protests grow in the U.S., UK museum and heritage organisations have called for a step-change in how the sector addresses racism. The statement, drafted by Arike Oke, D…

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