Mandy McIntosh, Kerry Conquers, Glasgow Women's Library, 2015. Photo (c) Alan Dimmick

Minding the Gap: Adele Patrick

Some thoughts are coalescing ahead of the 2017 MGS conference, Inequalities: Bridging the Gap. I hope to have wrangled these disparate ideas into a coherent contribution by the time we meet in October; but I thought I would blog about a couple of the issues surfacing for me three months


Funding – EU know it makes cents!

26/06/2017 Alison Turnbull

MGS sent its Alison contingent (Alison Turnbull, Head of Research & Development and Alison Mathieson, Head of Finance & Compliance) to a Creative Scotland EU Funding Information Day held at the Lighthouse in Glasgow on 10 May. On their return, they shared with us what they learnt… What did MGS


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.


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


Want to speak at the next MGS Conference? Read on…

We’ve been busy over the last year with helping museums with advocacy: you may have already seen our Advocacy Guidelines for Scotland’s Museums and Galleries, and hopefully have found it useful. We’ve been highlighting how museums can effectively frame their work in terms that are important to political decision-makers: reducing

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