Association of Independent Museums Conference, 2014

Thank you to Olivia for this great blog about her first experience of an AIM Conference and for letting us re-blog it. Hope we see you at many more AIM Conferences in the future!

Curatorial Traineeship at The New Art Gallery Walsall

Sitting outside with my free coffee, watching a demonstration of the Black Country Museum's Newcomen engine Sitting outside with my free coffee, watching a demonstration of the Black Country Museum’s Newcomen engine

Attending the AIM conference has been a valuable addition to my traineeship. I was able to attend through a bursary provided to me through our region’s Museum Development Officer, Rachel Lambert-Jones, but even if I had paid for the day I would have thought it good value for money. It was inspiring to meet people from all over the country who are each facing similar troubles in this economic climate, and yet achieving great things. I attended two seminars: Augmented Reality and Supporting Industrial Heritage, and attended the morning talks where speakers from the Black Country Living Museum, Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings and Beamish presented their sites as Case Studies. All of these sites have been success stories, but none have had such a change in fates as Avoncroft. It was fascinating to…

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