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


Discovering Dodos at Brodick Castle

10/01/2017 Kelly Forbes

If you managed to catch some of the press coverage of the induction of the latest collection to the Recognition Scheme, you’ll have noticed a very special looking Dodo decanter featured in the press images with Helen Wyld, Curator for The National Trust for Scotland. Well here at Connect we


Spotlight on Volunteering: Bonus Video

16/12/2016 Kelly Forbes

When we went to visit Verdant Works in November to speak to them about volunteering we had no idea we would end up with such an embarrassment of riches in the amount of footage we shot. As we try to keep our videos under the 10 minute mark we decided


Giving Back: Spotlight on Volunteering

07/12/2016 Kelly Forbes

The season of giving is upon us and this month’s Connect we wanted to highlight a different kind of “giving” that happens all year round. We’re talking about the many volunteers who give up their time to support  museums and galleries across Scotland. We travelled to Dundee to Scotland’s Jute


The Lister Project – Recognising Success

08/11/2016 Kelly Forbes

Often when you hear us talk about recognition, it’s usually in conjunction with the word “scheme”. In this month’s Connect we want to focus on the gaining recognition from achievement and success. We’ve noticed as part of our ongoing work to help museums become better advocates of the important work


Crafting the Mine – Getting to grips with Minecraft in Museums

03/10/2016 Kelly Forbes

Crafting the Mine is our very first video feature in our revamped e-newsletter Connect. Crafting the Mine is a Small Project Fund project of the National Mining Museum Scotland (NMMS) who worked with Stephen Reid of Immersive Minds to recreate Lady Victoria Colliery entirely in the popular video game, Minecraft.

MGS News

Countdown to Festival of Museums 2016

14/04/2016 Kelly Forbes

Holy Festival fun Batman, the worlds of science and superheroes are about to collide! Indeed they are, Robin, and there’s only one place we want to be when they do… Festival of Museums! Taking place in Scotland’s museums from Fri 13 – Sun 15 May, it’s a big, fun celebration

Are you ready for Festival of Museums 2016?

07/04/2016 Kelly Forbes

Scotland’s museums are getting ready to open their doors, vaults and imaginations for the annual Festival of Museums, a weekend-long celebration of the magic of heritage, science and history, so be sure to pencil museum fun into your diaries for Fri 13 – Sun 15 May! From little ones to

MGS Conference Timetable

Three weeks to go until our Conference. Will we see you there?

30/09/2015 Kelly Forbes

There are only three weeks to go until Fighting Fit: Ready for Anything and we’ve been busy putting the final touches to the event. Taking place at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh on Thursday 22 October, the programme spans a wide range of themes including governance and change

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