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Learn from and be inspired by some of the amazing work being undertaken by museums and galleries across Scotland, through our case studies.

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An adult with light skin, medium-length brown hair, and a brown beard tills soil in a herb garden full of green plants.
Abbotsford
The THRIVE Project: Supporting Wellbeing Through Heritage Volunteering
Heritage Engagement Manager Dr Sandra Mackenzie highlights how the THRIVE project blends volunteering, employability, and creative activities to deliver valuable wellbeing support to people living with mental health challenges.
A hand, wearing a purple surgical glove, holds up a glass COVID-19 vaccine vial.
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
Building partnerships with the Health, Wealth and Happiness project
Collaboration with businesses, charities, groups, and individuals was essential to the success of this year-long project at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery.
The Gaelic-language homepage of the Museum of the Highlands website. Images of a diverse range of museum objects are scattered underneath the text "Taigh-tasgaidh na Gàidhealtachd".
Museums and Heritage Highland
Developing the Museum of the Highlands website
Fifteen museums collaborated with Museums and Heritage Highland to develop a digital learning and engagement hub which showcases 300 objects through a mix of images, information, and activities.
Scottish Football Museum
Workforce for the Future: The Hollybrook Scottish Cup Gallery Project
A Workforce for the Future project where pupils visited the Scottish Football Museum to learn about the diversity of job roles in museums.
A group of children looking at pictures hung on a white wall.
City Art Centre
Pirniehall Primary School: Art Gallery Project
This Workforce for the Future joint project involved Pirniehall Primary School visiting the City Art Centre to find out about working in an art gallery.
A graphic poster of a white steamer ship with a red chimney. Passengers on it are standing and waving from the deck. Overlaid is a black silhouette of the front of a ship in the shape of a dragon's head and a person holding a long sword in the air. Text at the top " Visit Govan Enjoy 1500 years of history in one afternoon. From raiding viking longships to majestic ocean liners."
Fairfield Heritage, The Govan Stones
Joint Marketing Campaign by Fairfield Heritage and The Govan Stones
In this case study Abigail Morris (Fairfield Heritage) and Frazer Capie (The Govan Stones) discuss the impact and learnings from their joint marketing campaign on the Glasgow Subway.
A blue and red knitted sock displayed against a black background.
Museums and Heritage Highland
Highland Threads: Museums and Heritage Highland
By employing innovative digital technologies and working with sector professionals, ‘Highland Threads’ online exhibition reflects the quality of museums and diverse collections that can be found across the Highlands. Nicola Henderson, Innovation and Network Manager at Museums and Heritage Highland, talks about the partnership work between 14 museums and heritage centres to create ‘Highland Threads’.
Four adults sit in a row behind a workbench. On the workbench are a range of woodworking tools and blocks of wood.
Scottish Maritime Museum
Skylark IX: Recovery Through Recovery: in Partnership with the Scottish Maritime Museum
Claire McDade, Project Manager for The Skylark IX Recovery Trust, talks about the Trust’s work, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to deliver woodworking and boatbuilding skills training to people from Alternatives Community Drug Charity in West Dunbartonshire, who are recovering from drug addiction. The Trust hopes to expand and build the Spirit of Skylark Centre in Dumbarton with key partners, the Scottish Maritime Museum, at the Denny Ship Model Experimental Tank, over the coming years.
A black and white photograph of a group of people sitting in stacked rows posing for a photograph. The photograph has a red digital filter on top of it with digital camera frame markings over the top.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Reframed: Conversations About Heritage and Inclusion at The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
In this case study Ross McGregor, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, talks about the heritage team’s decision to commit to change and develop their core programme to look at inequalities within the College’s history and bring more people into the conversation.
A group of adults meeting online. Each adult is smiling at their camera and giving a thumbs up.
The McManus Art Gallery & Museum
Reconnect Project at The McManus Art Gallery & Museum
The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on access to culture. The McManus responded to this challenge by partnering with Alzheimer Scotland, Home-Start Dundee and THAT (Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust) to deliver Reconnect, a remote engagement programme. Kim Galligan, Learning and Engagement Assistant (Digital) for Leisure and Culture Dundee, outlines the project and its impact on families and community groups.