Increase Your Knowledge And Skills In 2017 With AIM

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If you are looking to increase your professional knowledge and skills to enable you and the museums that you lead or support to flourish in 2017, then make sure you apply for the AIM Hallmarks Leaders and Enablers Programme which is now open for applications.

You might be a Museum Director who wants to build a supportive network of peers facing similar challenges – or to share ideas – or perhaps you are a Museum Development Officer or Consultant looking to extend your range of tools to resolve dilemmas and address complex issues. Whatever your role, the range of practical tools, ongoing support and new networks will inspire you with new ideas and enhance your confidence.

The AIM Hallmarks Learning Programme has been developed to address the needs of those who lead or support museums and is delivered on behalf of AIM by Ruth Lesirge and Hilary Barnard: highly experienced consultants with a strong track…

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AIM Launches New Hallmarks Governance Programme

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One of the Hallmarks identified by AIM as contributing to a Prospering Museum is Governance. Successful museums are those where Trustees and senior staff or volunteers understand their different ro…

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2015 Spending Review and what it means for AIM members

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AIM’s analysis of how the 2015 Spending Review could affect independent museums.

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There was good news and some surprises in George Osborne’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review announcements in the House of Commons on 25th November. Unusually, museums featured in his speech. The long-made argument that funding for culture is an investment appeared to have won through. He stated,

Britain’s not just brilliant at science. It’s brilliant at culture too. One of the best investments we can make as a nation is in our extraordinary arts, museums, heritage, media and sport. £1 billion a year in grants adds a quarter of a trillion pounds to our economy – not a bad return. So deep cuts in the small budget of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport are a false economy.

Although the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) received a 20% cut in its administration costs, in an unexpectedly good settlement, funding for the national museums was guaranteed for the next four years at current…

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AIM October E-News Now Online

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The AIM October E-News is now available to read online – please visit the AIM Website: AIM October E-News.

News articles this month include:

* AIM Launches New Guidance for Museum Archive Management

*AIM Hallmarks and Investing in Independence Programme – Updates

*Funding opportunities

*Upcoming Conferences, events and seminars

*News about Holocaust Memorial Day, Trustees Week and Arts Marketing Association

catch up Catch up with the latest AIM news, funding opportunities & events

If you haven’t signed up to the AIM E-News and would like it sent direct to your inbox, please sign up here: AIM E-News Sign Up

If you have any news or events that you would like considered for inclusion in future editions, please email: sassy@aim-museums.co.uk

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MA offers discount rate to the 2015 conference for MidFed members

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To celebrate Birmingham hosting the 2015 Museum Association Conference, the MA has generously offered a massive 30% discount to MidFed members.

This discount is available on all the MA members rates and non-members rates, meaning that if you’re a lower paid member, an AMA member, or an unwaged member then you get the respective cheaper rate and then have the 30% discount applied to it.

So for bookings before the early bird deadline this means the costs are:


MA Individual, Institutional or Corporate Member:      

Single day        £ 175           Full conference        £ 259

MA individual member: income £24,000 or less, prospective AMA

Single day      £ 140            Full conference         £ 210

MA individual member: student, retired, volunteer or unwaged:

Single day  £ 94.50             Full Conference      £ 140

Non MA member:

Single day £ 231                 Full conference       £346.50

Read up on the conference here and find out how to join MidFed here. Email a member of the committee at midfed@gmail.com to take advantage of this offer.