South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

AIM appoints Emma Chaplin as Director

Emma Chaplin has been announced as the new Director of AIM. She will be taking up her post in February.
Emma has undertaken work for Arts Council England, the Welsh Government and museum development teams in England, frequently working with small independent museums. She previously held curatorial and senior management roles in independent and local authority museums.
Emma said: “I am delighted to be joining AIM as its new Director and looking forward to working with the Chair, Council and staff to continue to represent and deliver great services for our members. AIM has been a beacon of advice, knowledge and inspiration for me throughout my career and I relish the opportunity to build on its success of recent years as it embarks on an ambitious new chapter.”
Richard Evans, Chair, AIM, said “We had an astonishingly strong field of applicants for the role and we are delighted to have selected Emma Chaplin, who demonstrated her strong experience with and understanding of independent museums, as well as her commitment to continuing AIM’s work in partnership with other organisations across the UK, to support independent museums and help them to thrive and prosper.”