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ACRs invited to participate in new collections care audit scheme

AIM scheme enables small museums to access professional advice

Icon has joined forces with the The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) to enable more small museums to conduct a professional collections care audit.

With funding from the Pilgrim Trust, the AIM Collections Care Audit Scheme will allow museums to identify key issues and priorities, overcoming financial barriers to getting professional advice.

The grants will be available to AIM member museums with fewer than 20,000 visitors per year, if the museum is accredited or working towards accreditation.

The grant will pay for three days of an accredited conservator’s time.

  • Day 1: Review of relevant documentation and interviews with staff
  • Day 2: To visit the museum to undertake an audit  
  • Day 3: To produce a short written report, which highlights and prioritises the key actions which the museum should work towards, to improve the care of its collections

Prior to official launch, Icon needs to create a shortlist of accredited conservators who are willing and able to undertake these three-day audits for a fixed rate of £1,050 (£350/day) plus travel expenses and VAT if applicable.

The shortlist of conservators will be made available to participating museums who will choose a conservator at their own discretion.   

How to apply

Please read the full details of the scheme and email Susan Bradshaw, Head of Professional Development, to express your interest. We ask that you supply an outline proposal of how you can fulfil the role, a current CV and relevant project examples.

Application deadline: 12pm, 2nd February 2017

Image: AIM member Brooklands Museum in Weybridge; CC BY-SA 2.0


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