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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.
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Focus On: Financial Resilience
This guide is full of resources to help you develop the financial resilience of your museum or gallery. It includes advice on fundraising, retail, grants, and training.
Three adults pose for a selfie in front of rolling hills, green trees, and a long red stone viaduct. The adult on the left has light skin, brown hair in a ponytail, and a beard. The adult in the middle has medium-tone skin and shoulder length dark brown hair. The adult on the right has dark skin, glasses, and long dark brown braided hair.
Focus On: Climate Action
Explore the resources in this guide to find out how to improve the environmental sustainability of your museum or gallery and engage with visitors on climate action.
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Can you build values and inclusion into a website redevelopment?
Our new website was created to help launch Scotland’s Museums and Galleries Strategy. But, did you know we built inclusion and anti-racism into all stages of the development? This blog shares how we did it and has helpful tips to make your own website more inclusive.