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

Rijksmuseum named European Museum of the Year 2015

18th May 2015

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam presented with EMYA 2015 award at a ceremony held at Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Winners of the Museums & Heritage Awards Announced

30th Apr 2015

Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre (National Trust for Scotland & Historic Scotland) scoops award for innovation.

Introduction to the Kelvin Hall project

29th Apr 2015

A short film that gives an introduction to the Kelvin Hall project involving Glasgow Life, the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland.

Our tweets

  • Last few spaces remaining for MGS course on Collections Review and Rationalisation! http://t.co/wIBkGhKdWX #MGScpd

    28 May 2015

  • Are your volunteers engaging with your visitors? Marsh Trust Volunteers for Museum Learning Award nominations open http://t.co/CNxrS4HW8f

    27 May 2015

  • There are limited spaces left on our Objects of Admiration course on 28th May - don't miss out, book your place now! http://t.co/nrbYygK6AT

    21 May 2015

  • Need a hand with your housekeeping? Come join us for Collections Review and Rationalisation! http://t.co/wIBkGhKdWX #MGScpd

    21 May 2015

  • Take a fresh look at how your collection is presented, focusing on themes and interpretation. Book your place now! http://t.co/WB5ByTk78d

    20 May 2015

  • Extension announced for applications to Transformers programme - apply by 27 May - info at http://t.co/b5ovyCOeTd

    19 May 2015

  • Big welcome to all the trainees joining us at MGS today for Project Management training with @consultenhance #mgstrainees

    19 May 2015

  • Wishing all our hardworking museums a very happy #MuseumDay2015! We hope you have a great day!

    18 May 2015

  • Huge congrats to all the museums and galleries who ran events over @FestofMuseums. Your hard work looks set to make this the best year yet

    17 May 2015

  • Dark Edinburgh event kicking off with great info about #FoM2015 thanks to @scottmliddell

    15 May 2015

  • Are you creating a Collections Development Plan for your museum? Come, share ideas, and be inspired at our workshop! http://t.co/3P85UksZ7U

    15 May 2015

  • Our Objects of Admiration course looks at different approaches to engage visitors with objects in your collection. http://t.co/cYIvpK1FHa

    14 May 2015

  • @Aberdeenshire is celebrating @MuseumsGalScot @FestofMuseums this weekend in Peterhead and Banchory http://t.co/a27vvcZeig” Looks great!

    13 May 2015

  • Those at #EMYA2015 - Our very own @Macfack speaking this afternoon at the E-Cult day and @DevMcHugh manning our marketplace stand - pop in!

    13 May 2015

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