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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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An adult with light skin and medium-length hair holds a large inflatable unicorn. A light on a nearby wall bathes the room in pink light.
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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.
Two adults with light skin and dark clothing stand at a blue trolley situated in a narrow hallway next to a long row of shelving units. One of the adults holds a brown ceramic object in their hands.
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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.
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Focus On: Diversity
This practical guide contains a range of resources which can help museums and galleries to improve the diversity of the museum sector workforce.
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Focus On: Health & Wellbeing
Read the resources in this guide to find out how Scotland's museums and galleries can have a positive impact on the mental and physical health of their communities.
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The Power to Act: Sharing Climate Pledges
How can museums and galleries amplify the voice of climate action in their communities? Get inspired to make a difference by reading these pledges shared by museum workers at a recent MGS climate action workshop.