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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.
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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.
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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.
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Measuring Your Museum's Carbon Footprint
In this blog Alex Smith, MGS Climate Officer, gives advice on how museums can measure their carbon footprint.
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Hear from our Digital Marketing Modern Apprentice
In 2021, Emily Coxson joined Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) as the newest Digital Marketing Modern Apprentice. In this blog she shares her experience of joining the organisation during the pandemic, working towards a qualification and what activities she’s been involved in so far!
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Kickstart Scheme: Supporting young people into the workforce
Fausteja is working at Abbotsford as a Marketing Officer as part of the Kickstart Scheme. In this blog she shares how this placement has helped her gain crucial marketing skills, practical experience and support for her chosen career path.
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The Anti-Racism resources MGS staff have been reading
At MGS we encourage our staff to reflect on and share learning resources on anti-racist practice internally with each other. We asked what’s been top of their reading list this month. If you’re struggling with where to start your own learning journey to becoming anti-racist, read on for some easy places to start.
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Making Your Museum Cycle-Friendly
In this blog Victoria Hawkins, MGS Quality Assurance Manager, gives tops tips to make your museum cycle- friendly.