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Early Bird Discount for AIM National Conference 2015

The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) National Conference 2015 takes place this year from June 18-20 at the ss Great Britain in central Bristol. Take advantage of the special AIM early-bird booking rate which closes on April 17. 

This year's theme is 'The Hallmarks of Prospering Museums'

Overcoming the issues that affect independent museums today can sometimes feel like a tough challenge. What may seem to be easy for larger and well-funded museums can feel daunting for smaller and volunteer-supported independent museums and galleries.  However many of the characteristics of prospering museums can and do apply to all, whatever their size or level of resource.

In 2015 AIM launches its seven ‘Hallmarks of a Prospering Museum’ to help all independent museums and galleries face the future with confidence through a clear framework for success. The AIM National Conference 2015 promises an informative schedule of talks, surgeries and break-out sessions offering helpful insights, tips on best practice and fresh ideas based around these Hallmarks to boost your income and help your museum, gallery or heritage organisation succeed. There are some great speakers as well as some new options including bookable surgery sessions with a range of experts, a networking lunch for industrial heritage organisations and the chance to climb the rigging of ss Great Britain.

For more information and to book, click here