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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.

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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.
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Working with VisitScotland
An overview of ways in which Scotland’s national tourism organisation can provide the museums and galleries sector with support, guidance, and insights.
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Top Ten Tips for a successful museum partnership
We looked at how partnerships can strengthen organisations by sharing experiences, pooling resources and amplifying advocacy. We talked about everything from developing strategy to the practicalities, as well as touching on how we feel the current digital climate has provided increased opportunities for working in partnership.