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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:
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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.