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Reflections on 2017

11/12/2017 Joanne Orr

2017 has been a busy year for us here at MGS. As the festive season approaches, before we all start winding down for the year, I’d like to take a little time to reflect on the past 12 months. We led by example… Back in the Spring, we celebrated a

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The Common Good Register consultation and what it means for museums

15/09/2017 Admin

What is the Common Good? There are a number of items within the collections of Scotland’s museums and galleries which form part of the ‘Common Good’.  These are assets owned by local authorities, which they are required to manage as part of their duties. The Common Good can include land,

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Water Rates – are you exempt?

06/09/2017 Admin

Water Rates – are you exempt? The Scottish Government introduced a new exemption scheme for charities in April 2015, to help with the cost of their water and waste water bills. These exemptions were based on a range of criteria, such as the charity’s income level and associated commercial activity. 

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Review of Family Learning – museums urged to participate

30/08/2017 Admin

Scotland’s museum sector has a proud tradition of complementing formal and informal education across all age groups.  Much work has been done through the years to examine the best means of enhancing that role. Education Scotland the Government agency whose purpose is to support quality and improvement in education is currently undertaking

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

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Touring Exhibitions are the Name of the Game

Take a chance on us and head out on the road to join Museums Galleries Scotland and the Touring Exhibitions Group for a special mix of training hits here in Edinburgh. After the sell-out, arena-filling, world-conquering success of our first ever training bundle*, we’re delighted to launch the next group

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