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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Advocacy Guidance for Scotland's Museums

MGS launches a new publication to help Scotland’s museums and galleries make the case for the amazing work they do.

Money Matter Symposium

Book your place at our new Money Matters Symposium where we will be looking at financial sustainability for a growing museums sector.

MGS 2016 Full Funding Timetable Announced

Visit our funding pages for more information on our grants schedule for 2016.

National Skills Development Programme

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

For Everyone: A Symposium on Intangible Cultural Heritage

Missed our event? Watch the symposium in full online

Realising the Vision

Find out more about our second Delivery Plan, Realising the Vision: Delivering Public Value through Scotland’s Museums and Galleries 2015-2019.

From the web

University of Edinburgh launches new interactive app of Anatomical Museum

16th May 2016

Free app opens up areas of the Museum and Old Medical School building that are not usually accessible to the public.

Scottish Museums shortlisted for M+H Awards

14th Mar 2016

Glasgow Museums, Surgeons Hall Museum and the Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum featured in shortlist for Museums & Heritage Awards 2016

ASVA announces rise in vistors for Scottish museums

7th Mar 2016

Figures show an overall rise in visitors across 2015 with museums featuring heavily in the list of top 20 Scottish visitor attractions.

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