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


Giving Back: Spotlight on Volunteering

07/12/2016 Kelly Forbes

The season of giving is upon us and this month’s Connect we wanted to highlight a different kind of “giving” that happens all year round. We’re talking about the many volunteers who give up their time to support  museums and galleries across Scotland. We travelled to Dundee to Scotland’s Jute

Image by Emily Gan, CC-BY-SA

FAQ: How to fix your museum’s Wikipedia page

05/01/2016 Admin

As Museums Galleries Scotland’s Wikimedian in Residence, I’m often asked what a museum or other GLAM organisation can do with regard to their Wikipedia page.  The answer is often not as simple as you’d think. Wikipedia has strict policies concerning conflict of interest – meaning basically that you shouldn’t edit

MGS Conference Timetable

Three weeks to go until our Conference. Will we see you there?

30/09/2015 Kelly Forbes

There are only three weeks to go until Fighting Fit: Ready for Anything and we’ve been busy putting the final touches to the event. Taking place at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh on Thursday 22 October, the programme spans a wide range of themes including governance and change

Museum Highlight: Arran Heritage Museum

21/07/2015 Kelly Forbes

The work undertaken by volunteers in the genealogy department at Arran Heritage Museum is a great example of one of the ways museums can share Scotland’s collections and culture with visitors to Scotland and people abroad. A team of three enthusiastic volunteers (Jean Glen, Margaret Wright and Mhairi Macmillan) staff


#DrinkingAboutMuseums – 5 Feb, Dundee

13/01/2015 Kelly Forbes

It’s been some time since we had a proper #DrinkingAboutMuseums event in Scotland which is why we’re really excited about this one taking place in February in Dundee. If you aren’t familiar with the format, Drinking About Museums gathers together like minded individuals from the Museums and Galleries sector for

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Heritage Horizons – Gathering Pace

20/11/2014 Heather Doherty

Heritage Horizons Traineeship Programme is gathering pace. Recruitment of the 20 trainees is well underway and in order to ensure everyone gets the chance to apply, we have extended the deadline for applications to midnight on Monday 24th November.  Click this link for further information and application material for all 20 opportunities:

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