St Cecilia’s: Putting your commercial hat on

06/10/2017 Admin

We love to hear from museums who are developing more enterprising ways of funding their museum. St Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh is a great example of a museum running more commercial activities alongside their core remit. We spoke to Ruthanne Baxter, Museum Services Manager at The University of Edinburgh, (who


Meeting the University Museums in Scotland

06/09/2017 Admin

This month, Connect met up with some of the members of University Museums in Scotland (UMIS). We heard about the difference university museums make to the sector, and why UMIS is so important to their work. As the name suggests, UMIS is a collaborative organisation made up of all the


illumination: Harbour Festival of Light

06/07/2017 Admin

The dark of winter may be an unwelcome thought at this time of year when it’s still light at 10pm but a festival of light just doesn’t work in July. That’s what Connect learned this month when we travelled to the Scottish Maritime Museum (SMM) in Irvine to talk to


Going Industrial

06/07/2017 GoIndustrial

A Riveting Day Out. That’s what drew me in. Possibly the best tagline ever, created for Scotland’s industrial museums. Under a new, public-facing brand name – Go Industrial – this federation of independent Accredited industrial museums holding Recognised Collections has set a bold path of mutual support and cooperation. For


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.


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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