The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) has announced that it has developed a second conservation funding strand to its Conservation Grant Scheme. The AIM Preventive Conservation Grant Scheme, run in association with its established scheme, will run until 2016.
It has been set up to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections through improvements to preventive conservation within their museum. Bids will typically be small interventions, more passive and simple methods of environmental control, low energy, low carbon, no air-conditioning and methods that can be easily maintained by non-technical staff and volunteers. Priority will be given to obtaining professional advice in compiling conservation and implementation strategies, and training for volunteers.
Eligible AIM members must be registered or accredited, or expect to achieve accreditation within two years, and they must have fewer than 60,000 visitors or a turnover of less than £300,000 per year. Maximum grant will be £10,000 and average grants awarded will be around £5,000.
Applications close on 31 March and 30 September each year.
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