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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.
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Dismantling Barriers in the Heritage Sector Through Workplace Development
In 2020 James began an SVQ in Museums and Galleries Practice whilst working at The Scottish Maritime Museum. In this blog he describes his route into the heritage sector, the barriers he has faced, and how undertaking an SVQ has supported him to work in the sector he is passionate about.
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Welcoming Families and Young People With Autism Training
Kids in Museums have written a blog on the ‘Welcoming Families and Young People with Autism’ training sessions that MGS ran in May 2021, in partnership with Claire Madge, founder of Autism in Museums.
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Introducing the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Scottish Heritage sector project
In the first of a series of blogs, Dr Nathar Iqbal introduces himself and the AHRC-funded Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) in Scottish Heritage project he is working on.
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Forum Connections: A Year of Living Adaptably
MGS Forum Facilitator, Neil Ogilvy, provides an update on the progress The Forum Connections project and MGS have made on skill building, networking and events during the last year.
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Geographic Museum Forums: Organising Tayside's Treasures with 16 Museums
In this blog Matthew Jarron, Curator for Museum Services at the University of Dundee and secretary of Tayside Museums Forum, talks through the process of organising Tayside's Treasures, where 16 museums came together for a successful online event showcasing a diverse range of objects found in Tayside's museums.