Search
Contact Us

Blog

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.

An adult with dark skin and medium-length red braided hair and twin teenagers with dark skin and long black braided hair sit together in a room with mid-20th century furniture and decorations. The adult reads a book to the two teenagers.
Filters
Clear filters
Author
Month
Year
A teenager with long hair aims a camera at a collection of mannequins in black dresses.
Blog post
My Career Ready Internship
Charlotte talks about her experience as a intern at Museums Galleries Scotland through the Career Ready programme.
A rope dancer performs in a large industrial space as an audience watches from below. The space is bathed in pink and blue light.
Blog post
Focus On: Collaboration
Discover how your museum or gallery can benefit from a collaborative approach by reading through the resources in this guide.
An adult with light skin and medium-length grey hair. They are gesturing with their hands as they speak into a microphone.
Blog post
Resources for Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller History Month
Did you know that June is Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller History Month? We've collated some resources and event prompts to help museums and galleries commemorate this annual event.
A teenager with medium-light skin and long brown hair raises their hand up to a stained glass panel. The panel is decorated with two detailed faces.
Blog post
Focus On: Inclusion
This guide introduces the inclusion priority area of Scotland's museums and galleries strategy. It shares relevant resources and suggests practical steps that your museum or gallery can take to achieve the actions set out in the strategy.
An older adult with light skin and dark grey hair arranges glass bottles on a shelf in a retail setting.
Blog post
Focus On: Fair Work
This handy guide introduces the Fair Work priority area of Scotland's museums and galleries strategy. It highlights useful resources and suggests practical steps that your museum or gallery can take to achieve the aims of the strategy.
A large animal skull with tusks is displayed on a wooden table within the Hunterian Zoology museum.
Blog post
Climate work in action
Alex Smith, former Climate Officer at MGS, wrote about his trip to see some of the work museums in Scotland are undertaking in order to increase their sustainability and tackle the climate crises.
An edited text panel. Text "Surviving and Thriving" has a red line through it and is replaced with "Enslaving and Profiteering". Underneath is text "Copy of panel text in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow stories gallery. This portrait shows John Glassford of Dougalston," Red text begins "one of the most prominent Tobacco Lords in Glasgow." A red line is through the text "with his thrid wife Lady Margaret Mackenzie, and some of his children. Glassford was able to build a fortune from his American tobacco trade and had three houses around Glasgow." Text in red replaces it with "Glassford's name is synonymous with Glasgow link to the slave trade, he immensely profited from slaved labour and was also a slave owner himself. To the left of the portrait you can see the silhouette of a enslaved child, his name, age and origin is unknown." Black text " Today this painting hangs in the Peoples Palace Museum."
Blog post
Decolonising museums by exhibiting accountability: a changemakers’ concept
This blog by Kulsum Shabbir is the second in a set of three commissioned blogs from the Our Shared Cultural Heritage Changemakers program to share their reflections in the light of the Empire, Slavery & Scotland’s Museums recommendations.
A digital illustration of a row of hands of different skin tones holding colourful speech and thought bubbles.
Blog post
Introduction to Fair Work: Respect
This blog series by Lizzy and Frankie introduces Fair Work. This refers to all aspects of working for your organisation, from creating a job spec and developing a positive organisational culture to the day-to-day experience of working and progressing in your organisation. In this blog we explain 'respect'.
A person with medium skin tone wearing a black head scarf and striped top is leaning over a large sheet of paper full of hand drawn flowers. They are drawing a flower.
Blog post
Fresh Eyes: the importance of youth involvement - and vision - in realising policy goals
This blog by Chrislyn Pereira is the first in a set of three commissioned blogs from the Our Shared Cultural Heritage(OSCH) Changemakers program to share their reflections in the light of the Empire, Slavery & Scotland’s Museums recommendations.