New partnership with AIM

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We are delighted to announce our new partnership with the Association of Independent Museums (AIM).

From today, 30 Chairs and Vice Chairs of AIM member organisations in England and Wales with an income under £5m will be eligible for free membership of AoC. These will be given on a first come, first served basis, one per organisation.

Why we are working together

Ros Oakley, CEO, Association of Chairs said, "Chairs often tell us that chairing is a demanding role and can feel lonely. Joining AoC gives them the opportunity to learn, share experiences and connect with other Chairs dealing with similar issues. We look forward to offering support to those dealing with the challenges of chairing independent museums."

Helen Wilkinson, Assistant Director, Association of Independent Museums (AIM) said, “We've had great feedback from museum Chairs who have attended AoC events in the past and we know that meeting other chairs can be a great source of inspiration and support. We're delighted to extend that opportunity to more AIM members.”

Emma Chaplin, Director, Association of Independent Museums (AIM) said, “The role of Chair is vitally important to the success of independent museums, so we are delighted to offer Chairs of AIM members this excellent support that is tailored for their role.”

We are looking forward to welcoming museum Chairs to our network of 600+ members and supporting them to build their skills and knowledge of good governance.

Join AoC

If your organisation is a member of AIM and you are eligible to join, please email Applications will only be considered if made from Chairs / Vice Chairs themselves directly.

Find out more about the benefits of AoC membership.