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 day will be a stimulating, cost-effective platform through which Scotland’s museums and galleries can network, keep up with current thinking and trends


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


Money, Money, Money

16/11/2016 Lucy Bissett

MGS has increased the focus on generating income from external sources for FoM events, in order to support the development of skills in building financial resilience.


Festival of Museums – Event Planning 101

19/10/2016 Lucy Bissett

Hello, I’m the event planner. I’m here to hopefully give you a few things to think about when it comes to planning your Festival of Museums event. Whilst I’m more used to planning conferences and symposiums there are a few basic planning elements that are the same no matter what


Changes to Festival of Museums grants announced

This week we opened our 2017 Festival of Museums fund for applications. For regular participants the big change to be aware of is the requirement to generate income to help fund 25% of your event costs. It is not as scary as it might sound but we are urging museums

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