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.
Meet the EDISH Placements
We're pleased to introduce to you the new placements and the work they have planned in their host museums.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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🎄.
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.
Measuring Your Museum's Carbon Footprint
In this blog Alex Smith, MGS Climate Officer, gives advice on how museums can measure their carbon footprint.