AIM Pilgrim Trust Collections Care Audit Scheme

The Collections Care Audit Scheme is run by AIM in partnership with Icon and is generously funded by the Pilgrim Trust. Collections Care Audit grants enable small museums to undertake a basic professional collections care audit. Working in partnership with Icon, AIM maintains a roster of 40 approved accredited conservators (ACRs) who undertake the audits to help museums identify key collection care issues and priorities. The grant covers a standard three-day audit, which is a strong starting point for museums that have not previously had professional conservation advice.

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • Support museums to care for their collections more effectively and efficiently in the long-term.
  • Support museums to meet the standards required for museum accreditation status.

Collections Care Audits grants are £1,100 plus travel and VAT (if applicable) which will cover the cost of a fully accredited conservator undertaking a three-day audit.

Icon accredited conservators welcome the opportunity to work with such varied collections and in a close manner with museum teams.

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AIM Pilgrim Trust Collections Care Audits

Working in partnership to deliver conservation expertise for small museums AIM Programme Manager Margaret Harrison reflects on the “transformational impact” of three collections care and conservation grants schemes developed with Icon and the Pilgrim Trust.

Icon’s Impact

“Certainly, the institutions seem to be very happy with the results, and I am delighted to be involved in such a popular and successful scheme.”

Victoria Stevens ACR

“They have such interesting collections and quite a few problems so it would be a great opportunity to pull together this information with the support of an AIM grant.”

Helen Lindsay ACR

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