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A collage of four photos, each of a young adult. Clockwise from left are a person with medium-light skin, curly brown hair, and glasses; a light-skinned person wearing a cream hat; a person with medium-light skin, long black hair and a black stubble; and a person with medium-light skin and long black hair tied into a ponytail.
Meet the EDISH Placements
We're pleased to introduce to you the new placements and the work they have planned in their host museums.
Claire, a Digital Outreach Assistant through the Kickstart Scheme, giving a talk at Museums and Galleries Edinburgh.
Digital Engagement: Reminiscence boxes and Art in the City
Claire Robertson, a Digital Outreach Assistant at Museums and Galleries Edinburgh, shares her Kickstart experience and the different project she has been working on.
Crowds watch a torchlit procession at night. Two adults in Viking costume stand on board a Viking longship at the centre of the procession.
Intangible Cultural Heritage support for Year of Stories 2022
Peter Hewitt is MGS’s new dedicated Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Officer. Here he explains what ICH is and outlines the support available to successful applicants to our Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund.
A statue of Robert Burns standing in the centre of Dumfries, by Greyfriars Kirk.
Iconic Stories and Storytellers in Scotland's Year of Stories
2022 has been designated as Scotland’s Year of Stories. It’s a year in which stories inspired by, created or written in Scotland will be showcased and celebrated with a programme of events and activity.
An adult with light skin and long brown hair stands next to a blossoming tree in a park.
Kickstart and Accessibility in the Museum Sector
Gemma Gleed, an Administration Assistant Kickstarter at MGS, shares an overview of how the Kickstart scheme has helped the Museum sector in its accessibility and how the scheme helped her during the pandemic.
Four people with medium-light skin - three teenagers and a child - sit around a table and draw with pencils.
YS2022 Community Stories Fund programme launched
From Shetland to Whithorn, and Inveraray to Arbroath, an exciting programme of storytelling events will take place the length and breadth of Scotland as part of the Year of Stories 2022.
Three small presents wrapped with brown paper, string, and sprigs of fir. The presents sit on a rough wooden surface.
Festive gifts that will support Scottish museums and galleries!
Struggling to find a unique and meaningful gift for the special museum lover in your life this holiday? Well, look no further! We’ve pulled together some unique and perfect gift suggestions from museum gift shops across the country that will help you shop small and support Scottish museums and galleries🎄.
Amy Thomson who joined the MGS Upskilling and Celebrating Volunteering scheme while volunteering at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum smiling at the camera.
MGS Upskilling and Celebrating Volunteering scheme: Amy's experience
Amy Thomson joined the MGS Upskilling and Celebrating Volunteering scheme in January while volunteering at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum. In this blog she discusses starting the scheme remotely and the exciting work she’s been involved in.
A long net of multicoloured wool curves down a stairwell at Dovecot Studios.
Measuring Your Museum's Carbon Footprint
In this blog Alex Smith, MGS Climate Officer, gives advice on how museums can measure their carbon footprint.