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Museum Shop Sunday
November 27th is Museum Shop Sunday! Museum shops are great places to discover an exciting range of unique and locally-sourced gifts – and vital sources of income for museums and galleries across Scotland. To celebrate Museum Shop Sunday, we’ve selected just some of the many museums and galleries that go the extra mile to stock local, ethical, and bespoke gifts.
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Welcoming SEND families to your museum
In September and October 2022, Kids in Museums worked with SEND in Museums Consultant Sam Bowen to deliver two sessions for museums in Scotland on Welcoming SEND families to your museum.
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Fair Work: Opportunity
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 'opportunity'.
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Playful Prompts Training
Kids in Museums held a ‘Playful Prompts’ training webinar in partnership with Museums Galleries Scotland in August 2022.
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Decolonizing the Ethnological Epoch of the Scottish Enlightenment
This is the second blog in a set of three commissioned 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. Read the first blog Decolonising the Scottish Museum: The Stakes of a Decolonial Approach to Scottish History.
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My Time as a Digital Marketing Modern Apprentice at The Devil's Porridge Museum
Desray talks about her experience undertaking a Digital Marketing Modern Apprenticeship at The Devil's Porridge museum.
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Fair Work: Effective Voice
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 'effective voice'.
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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.