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Decolonising the Scottish Museum: The Stakes of a Decolonial Approach to Scottish History
Museums Galleries Scotland have commissioned a set of three blogs from Professor Tommy J. Curry. Tommy is a Professor in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. These blogs follow on from Tommy’s lecture series in June 2022. The blogs will assess the challenges before museum educators, curators, and theorists in their quest to decolonise the museum.
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Engaging with World Car-Free Day 2022
Did you know that supporting car-free travel to your museum opens up access to the 55% of households in Glasgow without access to a car or van? Or that 50% of all CO2 emissions from visitor attractions is estimated to come from visitors’ cars? This 22nd September, encourage your visitors to leave their cars at home for World Car-Free Day.
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Updating Governing Documents- Key Information
Have you recently updated or thinking of updating your governing document? In this blog, we have some timely reminders about what those documents need to include from a museum perspective.
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Race Equality and Anti-Racism in Education – Curriculum Reform
Khadija Mohammed and Jovan Rao-Rydder, Co-Chairs of the Race Equality and Anti-Racism in Education Curriculum Reform SubGroup tell us about their work in articulating and embedding anti-racism into schools.
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Climate Resource Recommendations from the MGS team
There’s a wealth of information available about the climate crisis but it can be hard to know where to start. We asked the MGS team for what climate content they’ve been reading or listening to for recommendations to get stuck into.
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My Career Ready Internship at Museums Galleries Scotland
Abigail Strachan talks about her four-week Career Ready internship with Museums Galleries Scotland.
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Developing the Next National Strategy
Joe Traynor, Head of Museum Development, talks about the ongoing development of the next National Strategy.
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Projects supported in R2 of Community Stories Fund
All across the country, in every local authority, communities are telling tales as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories. A fascinating programme of storytelling events and activity is being delivered by a diverse mix of community groups, museums, and culture and heritage organisations, supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund.
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Top tips for working with the Roma Community: Knowledge Exchange Follow Up Blog
Developed as a result of placement work through EDI in Scottish Heritage, this blog overviews some tips developed by placement holders for museums and heritage organisations looking to work more with Roma Communities.