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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MGS Conference 2015 - BOOK NOW

Tickets are now available for ‘Fighting Fit: Ready for Anything’ – the MGS Conference 2015. Find out more and book

National Skills Development Programme

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

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.

MGS 2015 full funding timetable

Visit our funding pages for more information.

From the web

Redevelopment plans for Kilmartin Museum take leap forward

6th Aug 2015

Kilmartin Museum's Redevelopment Project has had a first-round pass confirmed from HLF towards a bid for £3.1m

The Whitworth is crowned Artfund Museum of the Year

2nd Jul 2015

The University of Manchester's gallery was praised by the judges for redefining the way that it engages with the public

National Museums Scotland unveils new National Museums Collection Centre

30th Jun 2015

The state of the art building will hold almost 10 million objects and allow better research access to the NMS collections

Our tweets

  • Great article from @JoanneMGS on the value of museums to local communities in @Adjacent_Gov mag. Read in full here http://t.co/z3FO6iqkWl

    27 Aug 2015

  • Enjoying the new @ScottishMuseums blog post by Bragela - https://t.co/0damcio77G #mgstrainees

    27 Aug 2015

  • Pick up some tips on how to commission an impact assessment for your museum at our workshop on 10 Sept http://t.co/ILO4XZYxNF #MGSCPD

    27 Aug 2015

  • Only 42 days until the deadline for Capital Fund on 7 Oct. Plenty of time left talk over your application with us http://t.co/l8J9AMywyx

    26 Aug 2015

  • "If you build it, will they come?" #FullStack15 talks about having strategy, market data and outreach plan to proactively engage audiences.

    21 Aug 2015

  • If you've been working on a resourceful, inventive and enterprising project over 2014/15 we want to hear from you! http://t.co/VoGWihvrVu

    21 Aug 2015

  • We're pleased to announce that applications are now open for the @aandbscotland Enterprising Museum Award 2015 http://t.co/VoGWihvrVu

    21 Aug 2015

  • Find out some quick fixes for getting more visitors to your museum on our workshop on 22nd Sept http://t.co/cFLr9eBjS9 #MGSCPD

    21 Aug 2015

  • #FullStack15 Brands who focus on their customers' wishes rather than what they want them to like have a growth rate 3x their competitors.

    21 Aug 2015

  • It wouldn't be a digital marketing event without emphasis on the importance of #catGIFs. We fully approve.

    21 Aug 2015

  • #FullStack15 starts with the power of visual communication for ease of getting your message across.

    21 Aug 2015

  • Great to see all the @RewardsTraining assessors who work with the #mgstrainees today - a great training session with @DevMcHugh & @wendywMGS

    20 Aug 2015

  • Want to find out more about the speakers at our Conference? Check out this great blog post for more details. #MGSConf http://t.co/mcQDctqdfG

    20 Aug 2015

  • There are still a few places left on our Copyright & Digitisation course 27th on Aug. Book Now. http://t.co/DnUCEBJXTA #MGSCPD

    19 Aug 2015

  • They're filling up fast but we still have spaces for our Funding Surgeries on 25 & 27 Aug. Get advice on applying http://t.co/OkF6pjio2l

    18 Aug 2015

  • Are you fighting fit and ready for anything? Booking is now open for our Conference on 22 Oct 2015 http://t.co/k3SKpxuUrd

    17 Aug 2015

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