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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


An Enterprising Approach to Fundraising

08/03/2017 Admin

This month’s feature is a little bit different from usual. Our March video feature is actually produced by our friends at Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage as a case study on one of the joint 2015 winners of the Enterprising Museum Award, Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum.

Sector Stories

Pigeon Post… WWI Commemoration funding from HLF and MGS

15/02/2017 Devon McHugh

In conversation with Megan Braithwaite, Development Manager at Heritage Lottery Fund, Devon McHugh (MGS’s Relationships & Partnerships Development Manager) discusses how museums can access match funding to create projects that mark World War 1. Ever dedicated to authenticity, Megan and Devon held this conversation via carrier pigeon… as all important communications should be held.  Devon:


Working in Partnership at Kelvin Hall

09/02/2017 Kelly Forbes

When looking for examples of effective partnership working within the Scottish museum sector, you don’t have to look much further than Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. The mixed-use facility continues to be developed in partnership between Glasgow City Council, Glasgow University and the National Library of Scotland. Within those organisations Glasgow


Dig Into Dig It! 2017

09/02/2017 Sarah Burry-Hayes

Dig It! 2017 is the year-long celebration of Scottish archaeology and we’re making it easy to get involved with – you guessed it – archaeology. At its core, archaeology uncovers and tells stories from the past using physical traces that people have left behind – just like museums. Thanks to


Discovering Dodos at Brodick Castle

10/01/2017 Kelly Forbes

If you managed to catch some of the press coverage of the induction of the latest collection to the Recognition Scheme, you’ll have noticed a very special looking Dodo decanter featured in the press images with Helen Wyld, Curator for The National Trust for Scotland. Well here at Connect we

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


Spotlight on Volunteering: Bonus Video

16/12/2016 Kelly Forbes

When we went to visit Verdant Works in November to speak to them about volunteering we had no idea we would end up with such an embarrassment of riches in the amount of footage we shot. As we try to keep our videos under the 10 minute mark we decided

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