Museums Galleries Scotland is the National Development Body for the Scottish museums sector.
We’re here to support Scotland’s more than 400 museums and galleries, whether through strategic investment, advice, advocacy, skills development or other means. Discover our objectives, business plan and day-to-day goals
Museums Galleries Scotland developed the National Strategy, 'Going Further', in consultation with Scotland’s museums sector, and it was launched in March 2012. The compelling and inclusive shared vision has greater public value firmly at its heart.
Our Board helps provide support and direction to our organisation. They bring to our organisation a wide range of skills and experience in business, academia and the cultural sector.
Museums Galleries Scotland is striving to be an anti-racist organisation, and we are committed to working as an anti-racist development body for the Scottish museums and galleries sector.
The wealth generated from the systems of chattel slavery and colonialism enriched Scotland at the expense of the places which were colonised. This project, sponsored by the Scottish Government, will make recommendations for how Scotland’s involvement in empire, colonialism, and historic slavery can be addressed using museum collections and museum spaces.
Forum Connections is a 4-year, NLHF-funded project designed to build the capacity of Scotland’s museums for partnership working through investment in Scotland’s geographic forums.
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