Since the beginning of lockdown in March, Museums Galleries Scotland has been actively engaging with our museum and galleries friends and colleagues throughout Scotland and beyond. We have mobilised to ensure that we can help as many museums and galleries as we possibly can survive through this unprecedented period.
As museums gradually re-open their venues safely and reconnect with audiences we continue our support for museums and galleries learning provision. MGS aims to support museum learning practitioners and enable them to provide a safe, welcoming environment and quality programmes for their audiences and visitors.
Andrew Graham, Lead Officer Collections and Engagement from West Dunbartonshire Council talks about an unexpected outcome of lockdown.
Katie Adams recently became the first of our Digital Marketing Modern Apprentices to complete her diploma. She looks back on her time with Culture Perth and Kinross earning her vocational qualification
MGS Standards Support Officer, Lesley Scott, talks about her work with The Firth of Forth Lobster Hatchery and how museums can effectively communicate with their audiences online.
It’s high time for some good news. In amongst the torrent of news stories over the last month, there has also been many examples of museums and galleries responding to the situation with care for the communities they are part of, support for each other, and some much needed humour.
Markus Offer and Helen Raggett, our Mental Health First Aiders at MGS, have pulled together some tips on ways you can look after your mental wellbeing in lockdown.
MGS has partnered with a small Edinburgh business, KnotStressed Therapies & Wellbeing Centre to deliver 4 wellbeing sessions via Zoom over the coming weeks. KnotStressed Director, Onie Tibbit, writes for us about the importance of prioritising our own wellbeing during lockdown.
University museums are more visible, more open and more successful than ever before according to Steph Scholten, the new director of Scotland’s oldest public museum, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow.
Our Modern Apprentice, Robyn Evans, writes about her experience on her first ever away day with Museums Galleries Scotland to view the redevelopment work at Paisley Museum.