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First round application results: the AIM and Icon Collections Care Audits Scheme

The results are now in!

Earlier this year, a new partnership scheme was announced between Icon and the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) in order to help small museums undertake professional collections care audits – thanks to funding from The Pilgrim Trust.

Six museums have now been awarded grants of up to £1,050 to work with Accredited conservators (ACRs) to complete the audits, which will identify issues and help to set priorities for conservation to ensure museums are able to care for their collections more effectively.

The ACRs will also complete full reports with recommendations, and will help to identify areas where the potential involvement of other grant schemes would be helpful.  

Icon member Cath Lloyd Haslam ACR said, ‘Smaller museums are limited with staff and resources and this scheme is a good opportunity to enable tehm to care for the collections in an appropriate way.’

The next round of the AIM Icon Collections Care Audits Scheme is now open, closing for applications on 30th September.  To apply, please visit the website.  

The successful museums in Round 1 are:

Newtown Textile Museum
Cath Lloyd Haslam ACR

The Centre for Computing History
Beth Baker ACR

Rifles Wardrobe and Museum Trust (Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum)
Helen Moody ACR

British Red Cross Society/British Red Cross Museum and Archives
Lorraine Finch ACR

Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum
Fiona Macalister ACR

Cowper & Newton Museum
Sarah Howard ACR


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