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Supporting, Sharing, Strengthening: AIM Conference 2021

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Oliver Dowden

Secretary of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Jessica Figueras

Chair of Trustees, NCT

Carrie Canham

Curator, Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum

Karen Buchanan

Curator, Gairloch Museum

Amy Shakespeare

Innovation Manager, Cornwall Museums Partnership

Owen Roberts

Curator, Eyam Museum

Sara Blair-Manning

CEO, Nottingham Castle Trust

Heather Lomas

Director, Heather Lomas Consulting

Hilary McGowan


Piotr Bienkowski

Consultant/Emeritus Professor

Matt Hick

Head of Volunteering, Science Museum Group

Eleanor Moore

Sustainable Volunteering Officer, South West Museum Development

Becky Benson

Volunteering Officer, Shropshire Museums

Sara Wajid

Co-CEO, Birmingham Museums Trust

Zak Mensah

Co-CEO, Birmingham Museums Trust

Lizzie Glithero-West

CEO, Heritage Alliance

Sarah Philp

Director of Programmes and Policy, ArtFund

Sajida Carr

Director of Operations and Development at Creative Black Country

Andrew Lovett

Chief Executive, Black Country Living Museum and Chair, AIM

Marilyn Scott

Director, The Lightbox, Vice-Chair, AIM

Lisa Ollerhead

Director, AIM

Iain Standen

CEO, Bletchley Park Trust

Jon Murden

Director, Dorset Museum

Orna NiChionna

Deputy Chair, National Trust

Ben Leah

Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers

Glynis Powell

General Manager, Castle Bromwich Hall & Gardens

Steph Jackson

Enterprise Risk Management Consultant

Isabel Churcher

Arts Council England

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Association of Independent Museums (AIM)

AIM helps heritage organisations prosper, demonstrating the relevance and importance of our heritage to everyone so that it is preserved and inspires all our futures. The Annual Conference, both virtual and physical, provides an ideal occasion for networking and sharing ideas with colleagues from across the sector with plenty of opportunities to meet and mingle with fellow delegates, speakers, AIM suppliers and exhibitors.

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AIM Energy Action Group

Find out what is happening in the Energy World, and how the Energy Action Group can help your museum

Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers

Insurance experts for the museum and heritage sector

The Creative Core

Leaders in interpretation design and delivery

Bruynzeel Storage Systems Ltd

Leader in space creating storage solutions that contribute to a sustainable planet

Kids in Museums

How to become a Family Friendly Museum


For over a decade DigitTickets have provided 500+ attractions with state of the art ticketing and EPOS solutions

Vernon Systems

Use our Collections Management Systems to manage collections and create connections.


Captivating audio tours. The digital storytelling app for your museum.


Making heritage projects happen-consultancy, funding, delivery


Heritage Technology Partner. Integrated Gift Aid & Ticketing


The Museums Marketplace-online shops and bookings

Art Fund

We support museums and galleries and help them to buy and display great works of art for everyone to enjoy.

Development Partners

Fundraising and Development for Heritage

Jarrold Publishing

Specialists in Guidebook and Heritage Publishing

Jigsaw Design & Publishing

The guidebook specialist

Charity Finance Group

Inspiring Financial Leadership in charities

John Puttick Associates

Award-winning architects with a passion for design