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Read our latest blogs from MGS and across the sector, including useful guidance and tips on working and volunteering in Scotland’s museums, project updates, examples of best practice, and much more.

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The final frontier: understanding our museums and galleries as meeting places of knowledge
Learn how organisations can co-curate with Gypsy/Traveller communities to share their knowledge through museum spaces.
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New repatriation working group seeks sector views
Neil Curtis, Head of Museums and Special Collections at the University of Aberdeen, explains some of the context for setting up a new group which focuses on supporting repatriation in Scotland's museums and galleries.
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Focus On: Fair Work In Action
Find out how Scotland's museums and galleries are putting Fair Work into practice with this focus on insights and interviews from across the museum sector workforce.
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Queering your museum: creating LGBTQIA+ inclusive events and exhibitions
Get inspired to develop LGBTQIA+ inclusive events, exhibitions, and engagement opportunities by reading about these projects from museums and galleries across Scotland.
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What is museum learning?
Loretta Mordi, MGS Learning and Engagement Manager reflects on the key themes museum learning spaces are supporting and gives top tips for creating learning environments within museums.
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Our support for the Skills Investment Plan
Senior Skills Development Manager John Campbell highlights how we've drawn on our workforce development experience to support the creation of a new Skills Investment Plan for museums, galleries, and the wider heritage sector.
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Building on the success of the Strategy Symposium
CEO Lucy Casot reflects on the key themes which emerged from the Strategy Symposium and calls for museums and galleries to share feedback about their progress on the aims of the strategy.
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Egypt, the land of museums!
In this blog Abeer Eladany, University of Aberdeen Museums and Special Collections, talks about a recent trip to visit museums in Egypt, the changes taking place in them, and connections to Scotland.
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Focus On: Place
Find out how to achieve the place-based aims of Scotland's Museums and Galleries Strategy with the resources in this practical guide.