Sector Stories

Social Prescribing: can you improve the health of your community?

04/08/2017 Loretta Mordi

Museums have long been more than simply the keepers of our cultural heritage. They are often an integral part of their local communities. They can be safe spaces for discussion, and through their colourful and varied collections they stimulate creativity, spark imaginations and encourage the desire to learn. However, have

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

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

MGS News

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

Connect

illumination: Harbour Festival of Light

06/07/2017 Admin

The dark of winter may be an unwelcome thought at this time of year when it’s still light at 10pm but a festival of light just doesn’t work in July. That’s what Connect learned this month when we travelled to the Scottish Maritime Museum (SMM) in Irvine to talk to

Sector Stories

Reflecting on the Interns and Heritage Horizons Programmes

02/06/2017 Admin

The museums and galleries sector is renowned for being tricky to break into. Our Skills for the Future project, in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund, tries to address this problem by training and supporting people to enter the sector. Skills for the Future has consisted of two programmes so far: the

Sector Stories

Community driven heritage in the Western Isles

15/05/2017 Joanne Orr

I was recently in the Western Isles at the invitation of the trustees of Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath and Taigh Chearsabhagh to discuss future developments. My trip started in North Uist at Carnish school. The school is being considered as a potential site for a new open store and

Funding

Museums and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief – what is it?

12/05/2017 Alison Turnbull

This post was prepared in April, prior to the June General Election being announced. Since the announcement the situation on this legislation has changed and the bill has been put on hold pending Governmental election. Please read our blog on the current state of play with the bill and keep

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