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.

Find out more

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

Update on Kelvin Hall's £35m revamp project announced

2nd Jun 2016

Glasgow Life have released an update on the Kelvin Hall project in advance of its opening this summer.

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

Our tweets

  • Learn how to lead and grow a sustainable and vibrant museum with our Board Development course, 5 Oct https://t.co/BmGzKHWP4C #MGSCPD

    25 Aug 2016

  • The @royalsociety's Local Heroes grants celebrate science heroes within your community. See https://t.co/2Ecz44pVlb https://t.co/kMJol83OQI

    24 Aug 2016

  • Developing Smart Sustainability gives "understanding of great challenges". Next course starts 19/9 https://t.co/rYZWW5Rko9 #MGSCPD

    24 Aug 2016

  • If you've been to our website recently you'll see a banner for our beta site. Fancy a nosy at what's to come? https://t.co/aQGujusNY1

    22 Aug 2016

  • So many stories found in Archives. @ScotsArchives trainees telling the stories of those places & people - as well as their own successes.

    16 Aug 2016

  • I thought 'Museums People' were enthusiastic - 'Archives people' might take the biscuit ...exceptionally fine cupcake (in this instance) 🍰!

    16 Aug 2016

  • With familiarity comes CONFIDENCE #cataloguing #digitalskills @ScotsArchives trainees discussing their projects.

    16 Aug 2016

  • Traineeship changed my way of life! Yr 1 @ScotsArchives trainee employed in sector & studying for MLitt qual. @Skills4Heritage £ well spent

    16 Aug 2016

  • Huge importance of trad skills and new tech skills. Looking back & forward! @ScotsArchives trainees being introduced by Dr Irene O'Brien

    16 Aug 2016

  • Looking forward to hearing from the @Skills4Heritage trainees @ScotsArchives - incredible building too! https://t.co/eRARKhsfgy

    16 Aug 2016

  • Still places left for our Top Retail Tips course, essential tools for retail in the heritage sector 27 Sept https://t.co/3NYONpnf5u 29y6TS4

    16 Aug 2016

  • We're teaming up with @SocEntAcademy for Developing Smart Sustainability on 19/09, 20/09 & 26/10, see https://t.co/dFQE3h6aHT for more info.

    11 Aug 2016

  • Gillian Simison our Investment Manager in @STVNews studio. Tune in at 10pm to hear about our recent funding awards https://t.co/cL1q2y6MQO

    10 Aug 2016

  • Telling stories of the difference you make can open doors to funding, see how at our Social Impact Workshop 14 Sept https://t.co/GZ6ktFdUAg

    09 Aug 2016

  • We're on course for great training courses starting this month, with some awesome partners! Check out https://t.co/OtgKzANFTX for details!

    09 Aug 2016

  • Developing Smart Sustainability will help you "be more +ve about strengths". Next course starts 23/08, available on https://t.co/yc2SKmxls4

    08 Aug 2016

  • Top Retail Tips will give you "essential tools for successful retail" in the heritage sector, 27 Sept https://t.co/cWH6KdAGgT #MGSCPD

    05 Aug 2016

  • Congratulations on retaining full Accredited status to @KilmartinMuseum, @ClanDonaldSkye and @ArtatStirling

    04 Aug 2016

  • Want to know how to meet the challenge of developing and supporting a sustainable museum? Try this > https://t.co/MskbqqoYXn #MGSCPD

    01 Aug 2016

  • Our World War 1 fund has reopened for applications for museum projects exploring the legacy of #ww1 deadline 30 Sept https://t.co/EXso16JLmA

    01 Aug 2016

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