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"Very well taught course, went through complicated issues clearly"
"Both course and course tutor were one of the most informative resources I’ve attended, definitely worthwhile and hopefully will be of benefit"
MGS runs the National Skills Development Programme which is an umbrella programme for the sector - a ‘one stop shop’ for a broad range of skills development activities. This includes activities supported and delivered both by MGS and partner organisations with a national remit.
MGS has also set up a Skills Development Fund to support museums to work in partnership to run collaborative training courses and skills development programmes in Scotland. The aim is to increase access to good quality, affordable and relevant skills development support for the museum sector and to strengthen knowledge sharing, partnership working and peer support. See funding pages for details and how to apply.
Managing a Project - 12th June 2013
Copyright Essentials - 10th Sept 2013
Document Essentials - 25th Sept 2013
Marketing in Museums - 22nd October 2013
Museums and Money - Date to be confirmed
Developing Audiences, Engaging Communities -5th November 2013
These workshops are designed for subscriber museums and are free to attend. They are half day informal sessions led by MGS staff where resources, good practice and case studies will be shared.
Introduction to Investment Streams - 7th August 2013 2pm - 4pm
Introduction to Facebook and Twitter - 28th August 2013 10 - 12noon
Introduction to Collections - 30th October 2013 10.30 - 12.30pm
Introduction to Access - 14th November 2013 2 - 4pm
Introduction to Governance - 26th November 2013 10.30 - 12.30pm
Introduction to Volunteers - 5th December 2013 10 -12noon
Please contact our Skills Development Manager if you have any ideas for Hints and Tips workshops.
Run in partnership with Creative Scotland, Insights and Ideas is a creative café style meeting place for researchers, practitioners and policy makers.
The events take place on the first Thursday of every month 14:00-16:00 with each cafe focussing on a different topic. Follow the discussion on Twitter using #insightscafe
The next insights and ideas Cafe is on 6th June and the theme is The Year of Natural Scotland
Rates for courses vary but MGS always offers reduced rates for subscribers and volunteers. Our workshops and events are usually free to attend. To check rates or to book online please see the Conferences and courses listing.
Please note that if we do not receive an adequate number of bookings up to one week before the course date then we may have to cancel / or reschedule the course. With this in mind, and where possible please do not leave booking to the last minute. You can alway register provisional interest in a course.
Funding is available for skills development through the Skills Development Fund
Travel bursaries may be available to help cover all or part of the cost of getting to a training course. For further information please contact our Skills Development Manager.