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

AIM Advocacy Toolkit launched

29th Jan 2015

This new AIM Advocacy Toolkit has been designed to help measure individual museum's social and environmental impacts

MGS offers the 'Developing Smart Sustainability' 5 day programme

28th Jan 2015

An intensive business planning programme to develop and grow successful projects and sustainable organisations. Only £150 for 5 days.

Historic Environment Scotland Board announced

28th Jan 2015

The Culture Secretary, Fiona Hyslop today announced the first Chair and board members of Historic Environment Scotland (HES).

Our tweets

  • Great times building relationships with our delightful friends at @scottishbktrust and @fruitmarket today!

    30 Jan 2015

  • RCAHMS is looking for three Trainee Heritage Officers. For salary and details see their website http://t.co/nBCijV8ROD

    29 Jan 2015

  • Industrial Museums Scotland (MGS Skills Development Fund recipients) Marketing Conference Dundee 12th Feb - http://t.co/ka3AGK8Xum

    27 Jan 2015

  • Booking now open for the suite of #smartsustain business development courses. http://t.co/PJ6uSF1sp1 Please RT - thanks!

    26 Jan 2015

  • 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

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