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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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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.
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Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Week: Caitlin's Journey
Caitlin Meldrum, Visitor Services Supervisor at the University of St Andrews Museums - Wardlaw Museum, is currently undertaking a Modern Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing with Museums Galleries Scotland.
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Reframed- Conversations about Heritage and Inclusion at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
This year the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow launches a new monthly series of events titled ‘Reframed – Conversations about Heritage and Inclusion’.
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Make Your Mark campaign: Heritage Volunteering for All
Make Your Mark is a new campaign that aims to increase the number and diversity of heritage volunteers in Scotland.
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Digital Engagement With Collections at the Museums of the University of St Andrews
Sophie Lenihan and Lydia Heeley are currently leading on the project “Online Storytelling with Museum Collections” at Museums of the University of St Andrews, funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund. In this blog they talk to us about developing Exhibit, a tool for digital engagement with the museum's collection.
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Surviving to Thriving: Supporting Sustainable Scottish Heritage Businesses
As the deadline draws closer for applications to the Business Support Programme 'Surviving to Thriving: Supporting Sustainable Scottish Heritage Businesses' we asked Fiona Skiffington, our Business Support Manager, to update and talk through FAQs.
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Creative Carbon Scotland
To mark the date and continue the vital conversation about museums and galleries’s response to the climate emergency we invited Caro Overy, Creative Carbon Scotland’s Carbon Management Planning Officer, to outline the part Scotland’s museums sector can play.
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Curating Discomfort at the Hunterian Museum
MGS caught up with Zandra ahead of the Knowledge Exchange to learn more about the ‘Curating Discomfort’ project: