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.

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A month in the life of the CEO…

06/04/2017 Joanne Orr

  A quick round up of my goings on at MGS over the past month, as we have been busy working on behalf of the sector and getting out and about. I started March with the fantastic news that we have been successful in achieving a stage one pass from HLF


Celebrating Living Wage Accreditation

08/03/2017 Admin

  Today Museums Galleries Scotland is celebrating becoming a Living Wage employer. This means that as an organisation we’ve made a commitment to ensure that our staff or any contractors working for us are paid a minimum of £8.45 an hour.  The real Living Wage is calculated annually, and based


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

the word webinar in scrabble pieces
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Why webinar?

09/02/2017 Sarah Burry-Hayes

So we’ve planned a webinar. It’s primarily aimed at helping Festival of Museums participants in the run up to their events, but will contain tons of expert advice and everyone is welcome to register and tune in – it’ll be free. We’ll be running it at 2pm on 7 March 2017


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

Interior of the Museu do Amanhã, Rio de Janeiro
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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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