Wilkinson will be developing and delivering the AIM Hallmarks and Investing in Independence programme, funded through Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund, as well as other aspects of AIM’s work. She will begin on a part-time basis, moving to full-time in September.
With 20 years’ experience in the museum sector, Wilkinson has most recently worked as a consultant with the Museum Consultancy. She led the Museums Association’s policy work for five years before a career break, and has also worked as a curator, documentation officer and manager in museums including the V&A.
She will bring to AIM, and its new AIM Hallmarks & Investing in Independence programme much knowledge and experience of the museum sector, including from her work with the East Midlands Museums Service on its ‘Stronger Museums’ programme and supporting museums of all types and sizes through her consultancy work.
AIM’s Executive Director, Tamalie Newbery said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Helen to AIM. She brings a great depth of understanding of the museum sector and wide experience of working directly with museums of all sizes, which will be of enormous value to our members and our team. The AIM Hallmarks and Investing in Independence programme is ambitious and exciting, and Helen will play a pivotal role in ensuring that it achieves its goals and enables more museums to find their own routes to prosperous futures.”