Sector Stories

Pigeon Post… WWI Commemoration funding from HLF and MGS

15/02/2017 Devon McHugh

In conversation with Megan Braithwaite, Development Manager at Heritage Lottery Fund, Devon McHugh (MGS’s Relationships & Partnerships Development Manager) discusses how museums can access match funding to create projects that mark World War 1. Ever dedicated to authenticity, Megan and Devon held this conversation via carrier pigeon… as all important communications should be held.  Devon:

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Working in Partnership at Kelvin Hall

09/02/2017 Kelly Forbes

When looking for examples of effective partnership working within the Scottish museum sector, you don’t have to look much further than Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. The mixed-use facility continues to be developed in partnership between Glasgow City Council, Glasgow University and the National Library of Scotland. Within those organisations Glasgow

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Finding support through Museum Forums

09/02/2017 Devon McHugh

One of the many great ways museums work in partnership with each other is through local and regional forums, which offer opportunities for museums to share knowledge, establish collaborative projects, and pursue regional initiatives, including marketing and events. Scotland has more than a dozen forums, and each one is slightly

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Dig Into Dig It! 2017

09/02/2017 Sarah Burry-Hayes

Dig It! 2017 is the year-long celebration of Scottish archaeology and we’re making it easy to get involved with – you guessed it – archaeology. At its core, archaeology uncovers and tells stories from the past using physical traces that people have left behind – just like museums. Thanks to

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Why webinar?

09/02/2017 Sarah Burry-Hayes

So we’ve planned a webinar. It’s primarily aimed at helping Festival of Museums participants in the run up to their events, but will contain tons of expert advice and everyone is welcome to register and tune in – it’ll be free. We’ll be running it at 2pm on 7 March 2017

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Want to speak at the next MGS Conference? Read on…

We’ve been busy over the last year with helping museums with advocacy: you may have already seen our Advocacy Guidelines for Scotland’s Museums and Galleries, and hopefully have found it useful. We’ve been highlighting how museums can effectively frame their work in terms that are important to political decision-makers: reducing