AIM is a national charitable organisation which connects, supports and represents independent museums, galleries and other organisations.
We provide a thriving network for the independent sector, based on mutuality and sharing of expertise. Our membership ranges from voluntarily run community organisations to some of the largest museums in the country and includes historic houses, heritage organisations, including ships, historic railways, etc, as well as museum consultants and commercial suppliers. We are at the forefront of the best of British Heritage. We regularly publish national research reports into the independent museums sector and actively lobby central government on issues such as Gift Aid and VAT.
AIM speaks on behalf of a substantial and growing sector of the museums and heritage community.
We provide an independent viewpoint based on operational and business experience of running successful enterprises.