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:


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


Dumfries & Galloway Museums Forum: Exploratory Meeting, 12 January

06/01/2016 Devon McHugh

Museum forums are a crucial driver of partnership and collaborative working within the sector, and many museums and galleries across Scotland find them a helpful way of staying connected with their local colleagues, sharing knowledge, and accessing new opportunities. Ten geographic forums currently exist, from North Ayrshire (one of Scotland’s


#DrinkingAboutMuseums, Fruitmarket Gallery, 3 December

20/11/2015 Devon McHugh

Feeling a bit let down by the weather? Why not join us and the great team at Fruitmarket Gallery for a #DrinkingAboutMuseums guaranteed to lift your spirits. Another Minimalism: Art After California Light and Space brings together the work of two pioneers of West Coast minimalism with a range of contemporary

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Celebrate Book Week Scotland, 23 – 29 November 2015

17/07/2015 Devon McHugh

Book Week Scotland is Scotland’s national celebration of books and reading, taking place in the last week of November every year. The fourth annual Book Week Scotland will take place from Monday 23 – Sunday 29 November 2015. The week comprises a nationwide events programme, author ambassadors, online participation, viral

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#DrinkingAboutMuseums, Fruitmarket Gallery, 9 July

25/06/2015 Devon McHugh

Join fellow museums folk, Dig IT! 2015 enthusiasts, and the great team at Fruitmarket Gallery for ANOTHER Fruitmarket #DrinkingAboutMuseums! This time, we’ll be looking at their new exhibition of the incredible monumental sculpture of Phyllida Barlow… with perhaps a bit of discussion of monumental sculpture from the past, as well! We will arrive

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#DrinkingAboutMuseums: Fruitmarket Gallery, 23 April

02/03/2015 Devon McHugh

Join fellow museums folk and the great team at Fruitmarket Gallery for MGS’s second #DrinkingAboutMuseums of 2015, and explore modern and contemporary sculpture. Possibilities of the Object: Experiments in Modern and Contemporary Brazilian Art examines the pioneering role Brazilian artists played in the innovative international art scene of the 1950s to