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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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

Contribute to the King's College London/BBC enquiry into cultural partnerships

23rd Jan 2015

NMDC is seeking survey responses from museums and galleries in to cultural partnerships, what makes a good partnership and how they benefit the public.

Exploring Volunteer Practice - free one hour sessions

22nd Jan 2015

Volunteer Development Scotland is running sessions to explore some of the ‘hot’ topics in volunteering. Open to anyone with an interest. Spaces limited


21st Jan 2015

A BAFM award set up to promoting and encouraging young people in The Heritage Sector. First deadline is 1 May. Please visit the link for how to apply.

Our tweets

  • Following the symposium on #smartsustain last week: Booking now open for the suite of business development courses. http://t.co/PJ6uSF1sp1

    23 Jan 2015

  • It's #MuseumSelfie day today. If you're in a museum or gallery today don't forget to pose with a work of art and tag it with the hashtag

    21 Jan 2015

  • Thanks to everyone who attended #smartsustain yesterday and a special thank you to all the tweeters. Your pictures were awesome.

    21 Jan 2015

  • If you're attending the Smart Sustainability Symposium today and tweeting along remember to join in with the #smartsustain hashtag.

    20 Jan 2015

  • We can't wait to get going at the sustainability symposium today!If you've missed out,visit our website 4 future opps http://t.co/JRtlNEetqU

    20 Jan 2015

  • The January issue of Connect, our e-newsletter for museums and galleries in Scotland is now available to view online http://t.co/bAxZgijO9D

    19 Jan 2015

  • #drinkingaboutmuseums event taking place in Dundee on 5th Feb at @BrewDogDundee and @McManusDundee. http://t.co/X7E0qgfUeb

    14 Jan 2015

  • Still a few places left on Marketing your Museum - http://t.co/yCOfjBancZ sign up now to hear how best to use your time and resources.

    13 Jan 2015

  • 1 week to go till our #sustainability symposium! http://t.co/JRtlNEetqU

    13 Jan 2015

  • 20 Recognition and Capital projects in museums across Scotland have received a share of £641k funding from MGS http://t.co/xj65RNJzGP

    09 Jan 2015

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