Who we are, what we do

Museums Galleries Scotland is the National Development Body for the museum sector in Scotland. Our role is to work collaboratively to invest in and develop a sustainable museum and galleries sector for Scotland, in line with the aims of Going Further: The National Strategy for Scotland's Museums and Galleries.

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National Skills Development Programme

Skills need updating? The National Skills Development Programme can help get you up to speed.

Festival of Museums 15 - 17 May 2015

Event Registration is now open for Festival of Museums 2015. Register your event now

MGS 2015 funding timetable announced

The timetable for MGS 2015 funding rounds has been announced. Visit our funding pages for more information.

Turning Actions into Advocacy

Read our latest report on the implementation of the National Strategy.

From the web

Family Friendly Museum Award 2015 launched

16th Mar 2015

The Award gives visitors the chance to say which museum, gallery, heritage site, science centre or historic home gives the warmest welcome to families.

Commonwealth Games boosts visitors to cultural attractions

16th Mar 2015

Glasgow's Commonwealth Games, the Independence Referendum and the Ryder Cup have all been credited with helping boost visitors figures.

New chair at Arts & Business Scotland

16th Mar 2015

Arts & Business Scotland has appointed Sarah Deas as the new chair of its board of trustees.

Our tweets

  • Also a big thank you to @The_Lighthouse for hosting the event today. Wonderful venue #MGSDigi

    27 Mar 2015

  • Thank you very much to our speakers today. They gave up their time to join us and it was much appreciated. #MGSDigi

    27 Mar 2015

  • .@mozzamagoo is summing up our day here. It's been a really inspiring day that's set out the development journey for digital #MGSDigi

    27 Mar 2015

  • Did anyone else hear @mozzamagoo say pub? #MGSDigi

    27 Mar 2015

  • Can you use @scrAPPbooking to discover areas of your museum that don't work? #MGSDigi

    27 Mar 2015

  • Mockup of the new @scrAPPbooking app that Verity is piloting next #MGSDigi http://t.co/2nIQi0HBgv

    27 Mar 2015

  • 'MGS please don't give funds to app projects that only last a year' *gasps* #MGSDigi

    27 Mar 2015

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