Update on joint statement on Museums & Collections at risk

Arts Council England has updated their joint statement with 16 museum funders and sector bodies about heritage, museums and collections at risk, outlining our coordinated approach to helping organisations at real risk of long-term closure or insolvency.

Although many museums are thriving, significant numbers are facing serious challenges to their long-term sustainability. There is growing concern that continued public access to some public collections and museums is at risk, and we want to ensure that we are providing museums the best guidance possible on this issue.

AIM, alongside Arts Council England and 15 other organisations and networks across the UK, have agreed to a co-ordinated approach to help support our colleagues who have concerns about the future of their museums or collections.

We urge any AIM members facing difficulties to get in touch with us on info@aim-museums.co.uk. Hear from AIM Chair Andrew Lovett on how we can help you in the video below.

Click here to read the full joint statement>>

The seventeen organisations and networks behind the statement are:

  • Arts Council England
  • The Heritage Lottery Fund
  • The Museums Association
  • Army Museums Ogilby Trust
  • The Association of Independent Museums
  • Collections Trust
  • English Heritage
  • Historic England
  • University Museums Group
  • Art Fund
  • National Museums Directors’ Council
  • National Trust
  • Museums Galleries Scotland
  • Northern Ireland Museums Council
  • The National Archives
  • ​​The Museum Development Network
  • The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales