Tax, Colouring Books and Pastygate!

29/06/2017 Sarah Burry-Hayes

I’m not normally one to go on training courses – in fact I’m more likely to be presenting one. However, last week I found myself at an Arts & Business Scotland training morning in Scott-Moncrieff‘s Glasgow offices entitled ‘A General Tax Guide for Arts and Heritage Organisations’. So how did I end


Webinar learnings!

17/03/2017 Sarah Burry-Hayes

As some of you will know, MGS ran its first webinar last week (7th March). I have to say that the idea initially made me a little nervous. The potential to use it to deliver training – therefore reaching far more museums for a fraction of the cost to participants


The Perfect PR Plan (with Stripe Communications)

08/03/2017 Sarah Burry-Hayes

This week, Museum Galleries Scotland hosted its first-ever Festival of Museums webinar. We were delighted to introduce our guest speaker, Shaun Bell, an Account Director at Stripe Communications – the Festival’s PR and comms agency. Here’s what he has to say… With the reveal of the 2017 Festival of Museums


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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Making Ancestral Tourism pay: Welcome to ‘myancestralscotland’

11/01/2017 Sarah Burry-Hayes

The University of Strathclyde’s Business School has, for the last three years, been researching the potential of ancestral tourism within Scotland. Here, Dr Matthew Alexander explains a little about their findings, the project that has grown out of their research and how this can help museums. “Our ancestral tourism research has revealed a

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Partnership Patter – First World War Fraternising

14/12/2012 Sarah Burry-Hayes

Photography: Paul Dodds Partnership working was the order of the day last Friday (7th December) when Museums Galleries Scotland brought together organisations from across the heritage, cultural, education sectors and beyond to share plans to commemorate the centenary of WWI from 2014. The networking event was held at the City Art

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