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 - are you taking part?

16 – 18 May 2014. Visit our Inspiration for your event page to get the creative thoughts flowing or register your event using our registration form

MGS funding timetable announced

The timetable for MGS 2014 funding rounds has been announced. Visit our funding pages for more information.

From the web

Creative Scotland launches its 10 year plan

24th Apr 2014

The plan sets out a shared vision for the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland. It also sets out ambitions for the next 10 years.

Outline of plans for upcoming works at the National Museum of Scotland

24th Apr 2014

More than £15 million worth of improvements are planned over the next few years, which will create at least 12 new galleries.

New Collections Trust Essential Guide on Horizon 2020 Work Programme

23rd Apr 2014

The publication provides a simple, accessible point-of-entry for those thinking about participating in consortia or projects funded by the programme.

Our tweets

  • At @abbothouse celebrating the launch of their new exhibition 'voices from the past'. Beautiful venue! @DevMcHugh http://t.co/lciHn8Xtoc

    24 Apr 2014

  • Stunning mosaics created at Groam House will be celebrated @FestofMuseums Celtic Tree event. Great to hear how it all came about #FoM2014

    24 Apr 2014

  • Finding out more about Wester Ross weddings, the theme of Gairloch Museum's @FestofMuseums event involving the local community and schools

    24 Apr 2014

  • Great presentation from @HorizonsThurso on their amazing events programme and their upcoming Medieval Mayhem @FestofMuseums event #FoM2014

    24 Apr 2014

  • We @LoriVAnderson are at the Highland and Moray Museums and Heritage Partnership workshop today @CullodenNTS

    24 Apr 2014

  • There are still a few places left on our 'A way with words' training course next Tuesday 29th, more info here > http://t.co/BgARugA4ug

    22 Apr 2014

  • Learn how to make text lively, engaging & accessible at our 'A way with words' training course, 29th Apr > http://t.co/V00OEb9vDh

    14 Apr 2014

  • Are you participating in Voluntary Arts Week 9-18 May? There are lots of exciting ways to get involved http://t.co/OtOPj4Vyhd

    14 Apr 2014

  • We'll be in touch soon with feedback & next steps from the Museum Forums & Networks Event.Thanks again to all participants @LoriVAnderson

    10 Apr 2014

  • Over 90+ events announced as part of the Festival of Musuems 2014 programme http://t.co/pUKYFlVkqg FoM2014 @FestofMuseums

    10 Apr 2014

  • Insights and Ideas on 1 May is on Festival of Museums. Come and hear about the exciting events and get inspired http://t.co/e9VeL9foW6

    10 Apr 2014

  • Over 90+ events announced as part of the Festival of Musuems 2014 programme http://t.co/t8rTaUgxoG FoM2014 @FestofMuseums

    10 Apr 2014

  • Looks like there’s a bit of time travel going on this morning. Can you guess where @festofmuseums are?

    10 Apr 2014

  • Nominated a museum for the @kidsinmuseums Family Friendly award yet? http://t.co/SHT6qQZWK3 Nominations from visitors and museums welcomed!!

    08 Apr 2014

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