A reminder that our latest seminar titled ‘Managing Archive Collections in Industrial & Transport Museums: What do you need to know and what do you need to do?’ will be held on Friday 18th March 2016.

The day will provide an introduction to archives and is mainly aimed at museums that may have archive material as part of their collections but no professional archivist.

The day has been organised following requests and feedback from members and attendees at previous seminars.

Speakers include Emma Chaplin, co-author of the AIM Success Guide ‘Successfully Managing Archives in Museums’ published in 2015 and Naomi Korn of Naomi Korn Copyright Consultancy. There will also be the opportunity to hear  case studies from museums dealing with archive collections.

The event is being held by courtesy of the Royal Automobile Club at its prestigious Pall Mall headquarters – places on the seminar are strictly limited so if you are still interested in booking a place, please visit the Eventbrite web site!

For further details and to book a place, please visit:

A limited number of travel bursaries are available for the seminar – see the blog page for details.

Ros Kerslake appointed Chief Executive of Heritage Lottery Fund and National Heritage Memorial Fund

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Ros Kerslake OBE has been appointed Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF).

Ros, who has been Chief Executive of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust since 2006, will join HLF in summer 2016.  She succeeds Carole Souter who steps down at the end of April.

Chair of HLF Sir Peter Luff said: “Ros Kerslake has a rich background in heritage and an impressive commitment to the role it plays in making people’s lives better.  She is the perfect choice to lead HLF and as a successful applicant for funding, she knows how the organisation feels to those who seek National Lottery support.

Ros will join HLF at an exciting time, delivering new schemes to support skills, young people and resilience in the sector.  She has the experience and enthusiasm to provide a clear vision and leadership for HLF’s highly dedicated staff, supporting…

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AIM Conservation Grants – Next Round Closes 31 March

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AIM members from small and medium size museums are eligible to apply to the AIM Preventive Conservation Grant Scheme and the AIM Conservation Grant Scheme. Both schemes are generously supported by The Pilgrim Trust and the next round of applications closes on 31 March 2016.

If you would like to improve your conservation skills or to chat to an AIM member of staff about our conservation grants, don’t forget that we are offering free collections care workshops funded by The Pilgrim Trust over the next couple of months. Details about these workshops can be found here: AIM Collections Care Workshops

Since these grant schemes started, hundreds of AIM member museums and heritage sites have benefited, and both schemes have been set up to help develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. To check your eligibility and for further information, please see the AIM website: 

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