Make 2016 the best year ever for you and your museum, heritage site or gallery with the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums. Created to offer a framework to help museums and heritage organisations throughout the UK, the AIM Hallmarks identify what it is about how successful heritage organisations work that enables them to prosper and thrive.
The AIM Hallmarks programme also provides events, grants and learning opportunities to help you put the Hallmarks into place at your museum – or to help you improve your own career skills. The key events and application dates taking place for these in the coming weeks are:
Event: Discover and Discuss the AIM Hallmarks (Manchester)
Wednesday 13 January 2016 – FREE
This event will give an overview of the ideas underpinning the AIM Hallmarks and will explore the importance of organisational culture and purpose with speakers who are leading practitioners and thinkers.
Hilary Barnard and Ruth Lesirge from HBRL Consulting will be talking about the ‘Dynamics of Executive and Governance Leadership’ and Janet Barnes, former CEO of York Museums Trust, will talk about her experience of leading an organisation through significant change, reflecting particularly on the changes to organisational culture required.
Completing the line-up, Richard Evans, Director, Beamish, the Living Museum of the North will speak about how the AIM Hallmarks relate to his own personal experience of leading a major organisation.
Booking and more information:
Learn how the AIM Hallmarks can help you in 2016 at our event in Manchester
Grants: AIM Hallmarks Awards
The AIM Hallmarks Awards are supported using public funding by Arts Council England. They will support museums in England to develop their work using the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums.
The scheme will make awards of £175,000 in total. The funding will be distributed in 3 rounds: two of £50,000 and one of £75,000.
Grants will be available in sums of between £5,000 and £15,000, and we anticipate that the average award will be £10,000.
Applications for the first round are now open, and will close on 5th February 2016. Two further rounds will follow in Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017.
How to apply: AIM Hallmarks Awards
The AIM Hallmarks Awards will support museums in England with funding
Learning: AIM Hallmarks Learning
Two new training programmes will help participants across the UK to use the principles of the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums to strengthen the museums they lead or work with.
The Museum Leaders programme is for people who lead AIM member museums and the Enablers programme is for people who support museums through their work, for example as Museum Development Officers or as freelancers.
Applications are now open and close on 29th January 2016.
How to apply: AIM Hallmarks Learning
Two new training programmes will help participants use the principles of the AIM Hallmarks
For more information about any of these AIM programmes, please email: