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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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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Reflections on 2016

19/12/2016 Joanne Orr

Looking back and reflecting over the past year, it has certainly been one of momentous global events… to the point where colleagues remarked they would return to Scotland with trepidation, as the AIM conference in Edinburgh woke up to a Brexit vote and the MA conference in Glasgow saw an


Be part of our economic impact case study

06/12/2016 Heather Doherty

  Museums Galleries Scotland has a simple economic impact toolkit on our new website. We have recently commissioned Wavehill Consultants to produce some case studies of museums using the toolkit.  The toolkit is easy to use, but Wavehill will provide support for case study museums working through the toolkit, as

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Countdown to Festival of Museums 2016

14/04/2016 Kelly Forbes

Holy Festival fun Batman, the worlds of science and superheroes are about to collide! Indeed they are, Robin, and there’s only one place we want to be when they do… Festival of Museums! Taking place in Scotland’s museums from Fri 13 – Sun 15 May, it’s a big, fun celebration

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Realising the Vision: Putting Public Value at the Heart of Museums

12/08/2015 Joanne Orr

Museums and Pubic Value – Creating Sustainable Futures, which has previously been referenced here by John Reeve, is a publication that I contributed to as Chief Executive of Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS). MGS is the National Development Body representing over 460 museums and galleries throughout Scotland and now the only

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Introducing our speakers for Fighting Fit: Ready for Anything

06/08/2015 Kelly Forbes

It might well be summer, but the autumnal weather outside is making October seem just around the corner. The 2015 MGS conference will be upon us sooner than you think, so don’t be tempted to delay your conference bookings: we have some fantastic speakers ready and waiting to share their

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Realising the Vision: 2015 – 2019 Delivery Plan Launched

14/07/2015 Kelly Forbes

It’s been three years since Going Further: The National Strategy for Scotland’s Museums and Galleries was published in March 2012 and the period of the first supporting delivery plan has finished. From Strategy to Action: A Delivery Plan for Scotland’s Museums and Galleries 2013 – 2015 has resulted in good