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How MGS is speaking up for civic museums
Joe Traynor, Head of Programmes and Partnerships here at Museums Galleries Scotland, writes about the work we've been doing to advocate for Civic museums during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Creating a family friendly environment on reopening
As museums gradually re-open their venues safely and reconnect with audiences we continue our support for museums and galleries learning provision. MGS aims to support museum learning practitioners and enable them to provide a safe, welcoming environment and quality programmes for their audiences and visitors.
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A Lockdown Love Letter to the Sewing Machine
At one point we joined over half the world’s population in being asked to stay at home to stop the spread of Covid-19 and save lives. So what do you do when the world stops turning?
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Reflecting on my year as a Digital Marketing Apprentice at Culture Perth and Kinross
Katie Adams recently became the first of our Digital Marketing Modern Apprentices to complete her diploma. Katie writes for us about her experiences with Culture Perth and Kinross earning her vocational qualification.
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Reaching your fundraising audiences
Our Standards Support Officer, Lesley Scott, talks about her work with The Firth of Forth Lobster Hatchery and how museums can effectively communicate with their audiences online.
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Care and Creativity During Lockdown
Reading and listening to your responses has caused more than one misty-eyed moment, because museum folk what you have done under incredibly challenging circumstances is testament to the kindness and creative thinking that fills this sector.
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Mental Health First Aiders: Covid-19 and mental wellbeing
Markus Offer and Helen Raggett, our Mental Health First Aiders at MGS, have pulled together some tips on ways you can look after your mental wellbeing in lockdown.
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Finding connection during lockdown
MGS has partnered with a small Edinburgh business, KnotStressed Therapies & Wellbeing Centre to deliver 4 wellbeing sessions via Zoom over the coming weeks. KnotStressed Director, Onie Tibbit, writes for us about the importance of prioritising our own wellbeing during lockdown.
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Take Pride in University Museums
University museums are more visible, more open and more successful than ever before according to Steph Scholten, the new director of Scotland’s oldest public museum, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow.