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Heritage Horizons – Gathering Pace

20/11/2014 Heather Doherty

Heritage Horizons Traineeship Programme is gathering pace. Recruitment of the 20 trainees is well underway and in order to ensure everyone gets the chance to apply, we have extended the deadline for applications to midnight on Monday 24th November.  Click this link for further information and application material for all 20 opportunities: http://www.adoptanintern.org.uk/mgstraineeships

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Heritage Horizons – Trainee recruitment now open

03/11/2014 Heather Doherty

Recruitment of the 20 trainees is now underway. Click this link for further information and application material for all 20 opportunities: http://www.adoptanintern.org.uk/mgstraineeships Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, the MGS Heritage Horizons Traineeship Programme will provide the opportunity for 20 non-graduates from a range of backgrounds to attain an SVQ Level 3

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Heritage Horizons – Call for Hosts

01/10/2014 Heather Doherty

Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, the MGS Heritage Horizons Traineeship Programme will provide the opportunity for 20 non-graduates from a range of backgrounds to attain an SVQ Level 3 vocational qualification in Museums Practice alongside workplace learning during a 12 month paid placement, 2nd February 2015 – 29th January

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Tales from the Road: Dean Castle and the Dick Institute

30/09/2014 Kelly Forbes

Following our recent trip to Dalgarven Mill, Heather Doherty and I recently continued out adventures in Ayrshire with a trip to Dean Castle and the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock. Both sites are administered by East Ayrshire Leisure which is why we were greeted by Jason Sutcliffe and Adam Geary in

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Tales from the Road: Staff Visit to Dalgarven Mill

17/09/2014 Kelly Forbes

Way back in July we announced that the entire staff (and the board) of MGS would be visiting Scottish museums of all shapes and sizes over the summer months. The exacting science of choosing which staff would go where was beyond me (there was a big map with pins in

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Norsemen From The North Highland College Invade Caithness Horizons!

25/06/2014 Heather Doherty

As part of their preparations for the Museum’s Homecoming 2014 Year of Ancient Ancestors Festival the Curator and Events Co-ordinator of Caithness Horizons were approached by “Norsemen” from the 2013/2014 intake of students in Class A of the National Progression Award in Construction and Engineering (NPA) at the North Highland

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Lunch in the sun at an MGS training course!

29/04/2014 Heather Doherty

A Way with Words, the latest course running as part of the MGS National Skills Development Programme was very well received by  the 20 participants. A chance to get a break and a breath of fresh air at lunchtime gave participants the opportunity to take in the fabulous view from the

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Deadline extended to Tuesday 27 May for applicants in Scotland! The Museums Association Transformers programme wants you!

24/04/2014 Heather Doherty

The Museums Association is looking for mid-career museum professionals to participate in a new workforce initiative, supported by any accredited museum (or museum working towards accreditation), designed to change the way they work. Participants will be challenged to develop new ways of thinking, and supported throughout to engage with experimental

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Training Courses at MGS

22/04/2014 Heather Doherty

The National Skills Development Programme is now available on our website. This programme features a wide range of training courses and workshops hosted at MGS at Waverley Gate, Edinburgh. The next few courses are : A Way with Words – this one day event delivered by James Carter is for museum

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Sharing a Learning Experience

17/03/2014 Heather Doherty

I would like to share a lovely blog written by Nicola Moss from The Black Watch Castle and Museum. Nicloa is one of 3 volunteers who recently attended Museums Galleries Scotland for an Object Handling course delivered as part of our National Skills Development Programme. Object Handling I was delighted

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