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Early bird conference tickets now on sale

11/04/2017 Admin

Early bird tickets are now on sale for our 2017 conference, Inequalities: Bridging the Gap, on Thursday 12 October 2017 at the John McIntyre Conference Centre at Pollock Halls in Edinburgh.

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Museums on the Frontline: Safeguarding our Living Heritage

11/04/2017 Joanne Orr

The world of museums conjures up images of stuff, objects, things that are tangible, however the value of this stuff is in what we know about it; the intangible stuff, what was it used for? Who used it? Or even what is it?  The intangible aspects of museum collections have

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Access: Top Tips for Museums and Galleries

Promoting equality of access in museums goes beyond compliance: it is the right thing to do. Euan’s Guide reviewers have compiled the top tips for things you may not have thought about to make museum visits more accessible to them, beyond getting in the front door…

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Celebrating Living Wage Accreditation

08/03/2017 Admin

  Today Museums Galleries Scotland is celebrating becoming a Living Wage employer. This means that as an organisation we’ve made a commitment to ensure that our staff or any contractors working for us are paid a minimum of £8.45 an hour.  The real Living Wage is calculated annually, and based

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An Enterprising Approach to Fundraising

08/03/2017 Admin

This month’s feature is a little bit different from usual. Our March video feature is actually produced by our friends at Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage as a case study on one of the joint 2015 winners of the Enterprising Museum Award, Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum.

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Spotlighting Scotland’s Recognised Collections

08/03/2017 Admin

  You’ll probably be familiar with the Recognition Scheme, even if you’re not a part of it. For the uninitiated, the scheme is used to Recognise the best reflections of our shared heritage that Scotland’s non-national museums have to offer– a kind of stamp of approval from the Scottish Government

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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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