Grants For AIM Conference From The Federation Of Museums & Art Galleries Of Wales

The Federation of Museums & Art Galleries of Wales is offering grants under its Training and Conference Grant programme to enable museum staff (paid or volunteers) in Wales to attend the Association of Independent Museum 2017 Conference.

The 2017 AIM Conference will be held at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, from 24 – 26 June; details here: AIM National Conference 2017

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AIM National Conference an ideal opportunity to mix with other staff and volunteers from independent museums

*Grants are available up to 90% of cost per person to contribute towards conference fees, travel, the conference dinner and two nights’ accommodation.

*First come first served (limited funding available)

*Priority to independent museums, and museum mentors / museum development officers

*Not normally more than 2 per museum (in addition to a museum mentor)

*Early bird discounts on conference fees for AIM members before 28 April. The Federation of Museums & Art Galleries of Wales expect you to apply for these rates.

This is an ideal opportunity to mix with other staff and volunteers in independent museums. It is a very friendly conference, and focuses on practical issues presented by people who have done it. Those who went in previous years found it very useful.

Note: other Federation Grant eligibility rules apply. The application form can be downloaded here:

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Please direct any queries to John Marjoram, Federation Development Officer at: john@arenig.demon.co.uk 

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AIM Launches Further Support for Museums in Wales / AIM yn Lansio Rhagor o Gymorth i Amgueddfeydd yng Nghymru

AIM Launches Further Support for Museums in Wales

The Welsh Government has awarded the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) £70,000 to enable Welsh museums to participate in AIM’s successful Hallmarks of Prospering Museums programme including £45,000 of new grants available for Welsh museums, and AIM’s Visitor Verdict research and benchmarking scheme. The grant also includes funding for a new research project on the impacts of charging for admission in museums. There will be a free event in Cardiff in September, exploring the research on admission charging and the AIM Hallmarks grants.

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary, Ken Skates, who is also responsible for Culture and Heritage in Wales, said:

“Local museums are an intrinsic part of vibrant and healthy communities and these grants, along with our wider work with the Association of Independent Museums, reflect our ongoing commitment to ensure the sustainable delivery of these important services in the future. The Visitor Verdict research, along with the study on local museum charging will help to take forward the recommendations of the Expert Review I commissioned last year.”

All museums and heritage sites in Wales are now able to benefit from  ‘AIM VisitorVerdict’ – AIM’s visitor research and benchmarking service – thanks to the launch of a full Welsh-language version and the Welsh Government’s grant to AIM which enables funding of £150 each, for up to ten museums newly participating in VisitorVerdict.

VistorVerdict can support Welsh museums by informing them about their audiences and can help to address the lack of data about museum audiences as highlighted in the ‘Expert Review of Local Museum Provision in Wales 2015’  by providing information about who visits, why they are there, what they do on their visit and how many local residents, schools and groups visit.

Another element of the award relates to a UK-wide research study, currently underway, which AIM is leading in partnership with Arts Council England and the Welsh Government, to examine the impact of pricing policy (whether to charge admission or have free entry) and pricing strategy (how to structure admission pricing and what level to set pricing at) on museums.

The research was commissioned in response to an increasing number of museums considering changes to their pricing policies and strategy and will provide guidance about the things which need to be considered when deciding about potential changes and will help museums better understand what the impacts of changes might be.

It is focused on providing useful information and advice for those governing and working in museums. There will be a separate report specifically looking at the situation in Wales and responding to the recommendation from the Expert Review that the Welsh Government should review the policy and practice of charging for museum entry and from this provide guidance.

The AIM Hallmarks Awards provide funding to enable museums to explore how they can use the Hallmarks of Prospering Museums to strengthen their organisation. The Hallmarks highlight eight characteristics that are common to successful, prospering museums and heritage organisations: a clear and compelling purpose; good leadership and a positive organisational culture; strong governance; a positive attitude to innovation and risk; extensive networks and awareness outside the organisation; being focused on visitors and audiences; using collections and heritage assets to fulfil the organisation’s purpose and having a clear understanding of the organisation’s finances.

Welsh museums will have two opportunities to apply for a total of £45,000 through the Hallmarks Awards. Awards will be available in sums of between £5,000 and £15,000, and the average grant will be £10,000.  There will be two rounds of funding, with deadlines of 7 October 2016 and 15 May 2017. More information will be available on the AIM website when the first round opens in July 2016.

Tamalie Newbery, Executive Director of AIM, said: “The Hallmarks of Prospering Museums have already proved to be an extremely useful tool for museums to review their strengths and weaknesses at a strategic level. We are delighted that it will now be easier for Welsh museums to use the Hallmarks and we will be able to support them in undertaking strategic reviews of their organisations or implementing actions resulting from those reviews through the Hallmarks grants.”

An event in Cardiff in September will launch the Hallmarks in Wales and explain more about the grants that are available. On the same day AIM will be sharing findings from its research project into the impact on museums of charging for admissions.

The event will be free and bookings will open in July. To register interest now please email shanna@aim-museums.co.uk

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 AIM yn Lansio Rhagor o Gymorth i Amgueddfeydd yng Nghymru

Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi gwobrwyo £70,000 i Gymdeithas yr Amgueddfeydd Annibynnol (AIM) i alluogi i amgueddfeydd Cymru gymryd rhan mewn rhaglen lwyddiannus AIM, Dilysnodau Amgueddfeydd sy’n Ffynnu (Hallmarks of Prospering Museums) gan gynnwys £45,000 o grantiau newydd sydd ar gael i amgueddfeydd Cymru, ac ymchwil a chynllun meincnodi Visitor Verdict AIM. Mae’r grant hefyd yn cynnwys cyllid ar gyfer prosiect ymchwil newydd ar yr effeithiau o godi tâl ar gyfer mynediad i amgueddfeydd. Bydd digwyddiad di-dâl yng Nghaerdydd ym mis Medi, yn archwilio’r ymchwil ar godi tâl mynediad a grantiau Dilysnod AIM.

Dywedodd Ken Skates, Ysgrifennydd dros yr Economi a’r Seilwaith, sydd hefyd yn gyfrifol am Ddiwylliant a Threftadaeth yng Nghymru:

“Mae amgueddfeydd lleol yn rhan hanfodol o gymunedau lliwgar a iachus ac mae’r grantiau hyn, yn ogystal â’n gwaith ehangach gyda Chymdeithas yr Amgueddfeydd Annibynnol, yn adlewyrchu ein hymroddiad parhaus i sicrhau darpariaeth gynaliadwy y gwasanaethau pwysig hyn yn y dyfodol. Bydd yr ymchwil Visitor Verdict, gyda’r astudiaeth ar godi tâl mewn amgueddfeydd lleol yn helpu i wthio ymlaen gydag argymhellion yr Arolygiad Arbenigol a gomisiynwyd gennyf y llynedd.”

Mae pob amgueddfa a safle treftadaeth yng Nghymru yn awr yn gallu manteisio o ‘AIM VisitorVerdict’ – gwasanaeth ymchwil ymwelwyr ac ymarfer meincnodi AIM – diolch i lansiad o fersiwn iaith Gymraeg gyflawn a grant Llywodraeth Cymru i AIM sydd yn galluogi cyllido o £150 yr un, i hyd at ddeg amgueddfa sydd yn cymryd rhan o’r newydd yn VisitorVerdict.

Gall VistorVerdict gefnogi amgueddfeydd Cymru  drwy eu hybysu am eu cynulleidfaoedd a’u helpu i fynd i’r afael â’r diffyg data am gynulleidfaoedd amgueddfa fel yr amlygir yn ‘Arolygiad Arbenigol o Ddarpariaeth Amgueddfeydd Lleol yng Nghymru 2015’  drwy ddarparu gwybodaeth am bwy sydd yn ymweld, pam eu bod yno, beth maent yn ei wneud wrth iddynt ymweld, a faint o breswylwyr lleol, ysgolion a grwpiau sydd yn ymweld.

Mae elfen arall o’r wobr yn perthyn i astudiaeth ymchwil DU-eang sydd yn digwydd ar hyn o bryd, a arweinir gan AIM mewn partneriaeth â Chyngor Celfyddydau Lloegr a Llywodraeth Cymru, i edrych ar effaith polisi prisio (i godi tâl mynediad neu i gael mynediad di-dâl) a strategaeth brisio (sut i strwythuro prisio mynediad ac ar ba lefel i osod prisio) ar amgueddfeydd.

Comisiynwyd yr ymchwil mewn ymateb i nifer gynyddol o amgueddfeydd sydd yn ystyried newid eu polisi a strategaeth brisio, a byddai’n darparu canllawiau ar y pethau sydd angen eu hystyried wrth benderfynu ar newidiadau posib, ac yn helpu i amgueddfeydd ddeall effeithiau’r newidiadau yn well.

Mae’n canolbwyntio ar ddarparu gwybodaeth a chyngor defnyddiol i’r rheiny sydd yn llywodraethu ac yn gweithio mewn amgueddfeydd. Bydd adroddiad ar wahân sydd yn edrych yn benodol ar y sefyllfa yng Nghymru ac yn ymateb i argymhelliad yr Arolygiad Arbenigol mai Llywodraeth Cymru a ddylai arolygu’r polisi ac arfer o godi tâl mynediad i amgueddfeydd, a darparu canllawiau o hyn.

Mae Gwobrau Dilysnod AIM yn darparu cyllid i alluogi i amgueddfeydd archwilio sut y gallent ddefnyddio Dilysnodau Amgueddfeydd sy’n Ffynnu i gryfhau eu sefydliad. Mae’r Dilysnodau yn amlygu wyth o nodweddion sydd yn gyffredin i amgueddfeydd a sefydliadau treftadaeth llwyddiannus a ffyniannus: pwrpas clir a chymhellgar; arweinyddiaeth dda a diwylliant cyfundrefnol cadarnhaol; llywodraethu cryf; agwedd gadarnhaol i fenter a risg; rhwydweithiau ac ymwybyddiaeth eang y tu allan i’r sefydliad; canolbwyntio ar ymwelwyr a chynulleidfaoedd; defnyddio casgliadau ac asedau treftadaeth i gyflenwi pwrpas y sefydliad a chael dealltwriaeth glir o gyllid a materion ariannol y sefydliad.

Bydd gan amgueddfeydd Cymru ddau gyfle i ymgeisio am gyfanswm o £45,000 drwy Wobrau Dilysnod. Bydd Gwobrau ar gael mewn symiau o rwng £5,000 a £15,000, a bydd grantiau ar gyfartaledd yn £10,000. Bydd dwy rownd o gyllido gyda dyddiadau cau o 7 Hydref 2016 a 15 Mai 2017. Bydd rhagor o wybodaeth ar gael ar wefan AIM pan fod y rownd gyntaf yn agor ym mis Gorffennaf 2016.

Dywedodd Tamalie Newbery, Cyfarwyddwr Gweithredol AIM: “Mae Dilysnodau Amgueddfeydd sy’n Ffynnu yn barod wedi profi i fod yn ddefnyddiol iawn er mwyn i amgueddfeydd arolygu eu cryfderau a’u gwendidau ar lefel strategol. Rydym wrth ein bodd y byddai yn awr yn haws i amgueddfeydd Cymru ddefnyddio’r Dilysnodau a byddwn yn gallu eu cefnogi wrth ymgymryd ag arolygon strategol o’u sefydliadau neu gyflawni gweithredoedd sydd yn ganlyniad o’r arolygon hynny drwy’r grantiau Dilysnod.”

Bydd digwyddiad yng Nghaerdydd ym mis Medi yn lansio’r Dilysnodau yng Nghymru ac yn egluro rhagor am y grantiau sydd ar gael. Ar yr un diwrnod bydd AIM yn rhannu casgliadau o’i phrosiect ymchwil i effaith amgueddfeydd yn codi tâl ar gyfer mynediad.

Bydd y digwyddiad yn ddi-dâl a chewch archebu lle ym mis Gorffennaf. I gofrestru eich diddordeb yn awr, ebostiwch shanna@aim-museums.co.uk   os gwelwch yn dda.

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AIM VisitorVerdict Now Available To All Museums In Wales / AIM VisitorVerdict yn awr ar gael i bob Amgueddfa yng Nghymru

All museums and heritage sites in Wales are now able to benefit from  ‘AIM VisitorVerdict’ – AIM’s visitor research and benchmarking service – thanks to the launch of a full Welsh-language version and a new partnership between the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) and the Welsh Government.

VisitorVerdict can support Welsh museums by informing them about their audiences and can help to address the lack of data about museum audiences as highlighted in the ‘Expert Review of Local Museum Provision in Wales 2015’  by providing information about who visits, why they are there, what they do on their visit and how many local residents, schools and groups visit.

The paid service is now available to all museums in Wales, but by joining AIM, you can take advantage of substantial AIM member discounts which make VisitorVerdict affordable for all size organisations. You do not have to be independent or a museum to become an AIM member. More information on how to join AIM is available here: Join AIM

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In addition, the Welsh Government have provided funding of £150 for the each of the first ten newly signed up Welsh museums that reach one hundred completed AIM VisitorVerdict surveys, so act quickly if you would like to receive this reward for your organisation. Your museum must be a member of AIM to be eligible and Accredited or registered with the Welsh Government as being eligible to apply for Accreditation. Please note that the £150 is only available to new signups as existing VisitorVerdict users have already benefited from a free period followed by an early-bird discount.

AIM VisitorVerdict is now fully available in English and Welsh, and with over a hundred sites already contributing to the service with completed surveys, VisitorVerdict is making a positive difference to visitor attractions across the UK. VisitorVerdict participants are provided with ongoing help and support via the team at BDRC, through online tutorials and events.

So how has VisitorVerdict helped Welsh organisations so far? “VisitorVerdict has been a bit of an eye opener. We have begun to really appreciate the depth built into the system that allows us to address our visitor challenges and experiences from a range of angles and perspectives,” said Lucinda Middleton, Richard and Ann Mayou Fund Curator at MOMA MACHYNLLETH.

Welsh participants are invited to a VisitorVerdict forum in London on 11 July in London or in Wrexham on 16 November. Further information about these events will be sent to all Welsh AIM VisitorVerdict participants. Attendees can expect a productive day learning and sharing best practice for data collection and analysis.

If you would like more information about AIM, please contact: Sassy Hicks at: sassy@aim-museums.co.uk. Further information about AIM VisitorVerdict is available here:  ‘AIM VisitorVerdict’

 

AIM VisitorVerdict yn awr ar gael i bob Amgueddfa yng Nghymru

Gall pob amgueddfa a safle treftadaeth yng Nghymru yn awr fanteisio o ‘AIM VisitorVerdict’ – ymchwil ymwelwyr a gwasanaeth meincnodi AIM – diolch i lansiad o fersiwn iaith Gymraeg llawn a phartneriaeth newydd rhwng Cymdeithas yr Amgueddfeydd Annibynnol (AIM) a Llywodraeth Cymru.

Gall VisitorVerdict gefnogi amgueddfeydd Cymru drwy eu hysbysu am eu cynulleidfaoedd a helpu i fynd i’r afael â’r diffyg data am gynulleidfaoedd amgueddfa fel yr amlygir yn ‘Adolygiad Arbenigol o Ddarpariaeth Amgueddfeydd Lleol yng Nghymru 2015’ drwy ddarparu gwybodaeth am bwy sydd yn ymweld, pam eu bod yno, beth maent yn ei wneud wrth ymweld, a faint o bobl leol, ysgolion a grwpiau sydd yn ymweld.

Mae’r gwasanaeth sydd wedi’i dalu yn awr ar gael i bob amgueddfa yng Nghymru, ond drwy ymuno ag AIM, cewch gymryd mantais o ddisgowntiau sylweddol aelodau AIM sydd yn gwneud VisitorVerdict yn fforddiadwy i sefydliadau o bob maint. Nid oes angen i chi fod yn annibynnol nag yn amgueddfa i fod yn aelod o AIM. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth ar sut i ymuno ag AIM yma: Ymuno ag AIM

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Yn ogystal â hyn, mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi darparu cyllid o £150 ar gyfer pob un o’r deg amgueddfa gyntaf yng Nghymru i arwyddo i fyny sydd yn cwblhau cant o arolygon VisitorVerdict AIM, felly gweithredwch yn gyflym os hoffech chi dderbyn y wobr hon i’ch sefydliad. Rhaid i’ch amgueddfa fod yn aelod o AIM i fod yn gymwys ac wedi’i hachredu neu ei chofrestru gyda Llywodraeth Cymru fel bod yn gymwys i wneud cais Achredu.Nodwch os gwelwch yn dda bod y £150 ddim ond ar gael i lofnodwyr newydd gan fod defnyddwyr blaenorol VisitorVerdict wedi manteisio’n barod o gyfnod di-dâl a disgownt cais cynnar.

Mae VisitorVerdict AIM yn awr ar gael yn gyflawn yn Saesneg ac yn y Gymraeg, a gyda dros gant o safleoedd yn barod yn cyfrannu at y gwasanaeth gydag arolygon wedi eu cwblhau, mae VisitorVerdict yn gwneud gwahaniaeth gadarnhaol i atyniadau ymwelwyr ar hyd y DU. Mae cyfranogwyr VisitorVerdict yn cael cymorth a chefnogaeth parhaus drwy’r tîm yn BDRC, drwy diwtorialau arlein a digwyddiadau.

Felly, sut mae VisitorVerdict wedi helpu sefydliadau Cymru hyd yn hyn? “Mae VisitorVerdict wedi dysgu gwersi i ni. Rydym ni wedi dechrau gwerthfawrogi dyfnder y system sydd yn caniatau i ni fynd i’r afael â heriau a phrofiadau ymwelwyr o amrywiaeth o onglau a safbwyntiau,” meddai Lucinda Middleton, Curadur Cronfa Richard ac Ann Mayou ym MOMA MACHYNLLETH.

Gwahoddir cyfranogwyr o Gymru i fforwm VisitorVerdict yn Llundain ar 11 Gorffennaf yn Llundain neu yn Wrecsam ar 16 Tachwedd. Bydd rhagor o wybodaeth yn cael ei anfon at gyfranogwyr i gyd VisitorVerdict AIM o Gymru. Gall y bobl sydd yn mynychu ddisgwyl diwrnod cynhyrchiol o ddysgu a rhannu arfer da ar gyfer casglu a dadansoddi data.

Os hoffech chi ragor o wybodaeth am AIM, cysylltwch os gwelwch yn dda â Sassy Hicks ar: sassy@aim-museums.co.uk. Mae rhagor o wybodaeth am AIM VisitorVerdict ar gael yma:  ‘AIM VisitorVerdict’

 

 

Job Vacancy: Development Manager, Cynon Valley Museum & Gallery

Cynon Valley Museum & Gallery, Depot Road, Aberdare, South Wales, CF44 8DL

 The Cynon Valley Museum Trust (CVMT) is seeking to appoint a dynamic and motivated Development Manager to organise and develop the running of this accredited museum with a volunteer group.

Purpose of the role:

You will be responsible for increasing the participation of volunteers in all aspects of the Museum’s work and placing the volunteer programme at the heart of the Museum’s development.

You will require experience of managing and developing a museum volunteer group, possess excellent business skills and be committed to building relationships and partnerships with local communities and beyond.

You will need strong leadership and organisational skills and have a proven track record of fundraising, in order to maximise the income for CVMT.

The position involves flexible working hours in order to accommodate meetings as well as weekend and evening working. The post holder will also be a key holder.

Salary: £25,000 pro rata

Hours of work: 22.5 hours per week (Fixed Term Contract 20 months)

Government work place pension scheme

Closing Date April 28th 2016 (noon)

Application will be via a covering letter and up to date CV

Interview Date: to be confirmed after April 30th 2016

For more information and the job specification please contact

 DINAH PYE (CHAIR CVMT)                    Email: dp.ams@sky.com

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Hirwaun Road

Hirwaun Aberdare

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Marketing Excellence Awards 2015 (Wales)

Open to all Welsh accredited museums for the very first time, the Marketing Excellence Awards 2015 will celebrate the valuable work that staff do to bring their services to new audiences and to develop new activities for existing users. The awards give staff the chance to gain national recognition for that work and to inspire others in the sector to develop innovative marketing solutions.

There are three categories to enter, including:

Demonstrating Marketing Excellence: Entries must be able to demonstrate marketing excellence in a particular aspect of their service.

Joint Marketing Project of the Year: Entries must be able to demonstrate that they have successfully worked in partnership

Marketing Champion of the Year: Nominated individuals must demonstrate a commitment and enthusiasm for marketing

Prizes across the different categories include: marketing related prize/s up to the value of £500, trophies and certificates, iPad filming kit including lenses and lights and a half day’s marketing workshop led by Dr Deacon’s team at the University of South Wales.

An awards presentation day will take place at the National Library Wales on Friday 27th February 2015. All entrants will be invited to the event. Winners will have the opportunity to pick up their prizes, gain promotion for their service and meet with the judge – Dr Jonathan Deacon, Reader in Entrepreneurship and Marketing at the University of South Wales.

All entries to be submitted by Friday 30th January 2015. Please note – there will be NO extension to this deadline.

Entry forms in English and Welsh plus further detailed information can be obtained by contacting Nicola Williams at: nicola.williams@wrexham.gov.uk  or by calling 01978 722988

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Wales launches its first Museums Festival

Museums Festival Wales Logo CMYKTo coincide with the Museums Association Conference in Cardiff next week, the Welsh museum community has come together to launch the first ever Welsh Museums Festival. There is a real buzz with lots of interest from media, politicians and the public. We’ve invited Nicola Williams to tell us more about their plans:

Get ready to ‘Be Amazed’!

The first ever Welsh Museums Festival is just around the corner, from 4-12 October at museums across Wales to coincide with the Museum Association Conference which takes place 9-10 October at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

There will be a variety of events, activities and exhibitions happening at participating museums to include exclusive access to stores, talks, walks, trails, drawing and art workshops for all the family – take a look at www.welshmuseums.co.uk

David Anderson, Director General of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and President of the Museums Association comments “The Welsh Museums Festival provides an important platform for Museums to promote the quality and the breadth of the collections, and the work being done by the sector in every corner of Wales. The MA conference will form an important part of the celebrations, and I’m personally delighted that Welsh Museums will have the opportunity to showcase how the work that has been undertaken since the conference last came to Wales in 1997.

“Museums are more than just a collection of buildings and objects. They provide people with affordable, inspiring and uplifting things to do and places to go, on their own or with their families and friends, which can help improve their quality of life. I would like to urge as many people as possible to visit a Museum during the course of the Festival, and discover or rediscover all that is on offer.”

Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism commented, “Museums are an integral part of our communities in Wales. As well as serving local people, they also contribute to the economy through tourism. I am delighted to support the Welsh Museums Festival and would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to visit their local museum.”

There will be a social media campaign to encourage visitors to share via Twitter their favourite museums, memories, stories and photos using the hashtags #welshmuseumsfest and #gwylamgueddfeydd. For more information please visit www.welshmuseums.co.uk or @welshmuseums.

Nicola Williams  nicola.williams@wrexham.gov.uk  01978 722988

 

New Environmental Sustainability Toolkit for small tourism businesses

Museums across the UK can access an extremely useful and easy to use online toolkit for making small and medium size tourism destinations more environmentally sustainable (and thereby saving money of course!) created by Visit Wales.

Most of the resources and advice are not specific to Wales and are very relevant to museums and historic sites. The toolkit links to other sources of advice such as The Carbon Trust, where relevant.

It is divided into nine sections, with easy to digest information sheets on a variety of topics within each session. You can either work through the whole thing or just use it as a source of advice for areas of particular interest. It’s also good for getting an overview of the whole subject if this is a new area. There are also links to case studies, videos and other sources of information.

The nine sections are:

Sustainability toolkit overview | Destination management Wales.

AIM Mentoring Scheme for Independent Museums in Wales

Following from the AIM Mentoring Scheme we ran for independent museums in England we are pleased to announce that CyMAL is funding us to offer a similar scheme for Accredited independent museums in Wales in association with the Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales.

Five mentoring placements are available to independent museums to enable them to develop new business skills and strategies to improve their commercial and organisational sustainability. Mentoring will be provided by leading independent museums with experienced operational staff. This will include advice on governance, business plans, fundraising and other forms of income generation, as well as events management and marketing.

A grant of up to £1,000 will be provided for each placement to meet travel and accommodation costs. The closing date for applications is Friday 30th June 2014.

 If you are be interested in taking up a mentoring placement please email Sam Hunt : henleymanor@btinternet.com. to arrange an initial discussion.

Supported by the Welsh Government