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10 January 2022

Museum Collections Care and Conservation Grants

The Association of Independent Museums has opened three of its grant programmes which aim to support small to medium sized museums to care for their collections.

The Association of Independent Museums (AIM), with support from the Pilgrim Trust, is providing for funding the Collections Care, Audit and Conservation grant schemes.

The grants support small to medium sized museums to care for their collections more effectively and efficiently and to meet the standards required for Accreditation.

Three grant programmes are available:

  • Collections Care Audits – Grants available to enable small museums to undertake a basic professional collections care audit. Audits are undertaken by an accredited conservator (ACR) to help museums identify key collection care issues and priorities. Grants are £1,100 plus travel and VAT (if applicable) to cover the cost of a fully accredited conservator undertaking a three-day audit.
  • Collections Care Scheme – Grants to help museums with under 50,000 visitors or a turnover of less than £300,000 pa to develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections through improvements to collection care. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to enable museums to receive tailored, specialist advice, purchase equipment to implement advice and train staff and volunteers.
  • Remedial Conservation Scheme – Grants to help museums with 50,000 visitors or a turnover of less than £300,000 pa with the conservation of objects in their collections. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to conserve objects that are part of a museum’s permanent collection. Conservation work should be carried out by an accredited conservator unless in exceptional circumstances.

Eligible applicants must be AIM members.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2022.

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