Learn from and be inspired by some of the amazing work being undertaken by museums and galleries across Scotland, through our case studies.
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.
Auld Reekie Retold; New Stories of an Old City at Museums & Galleries Edinburgh
Nico Tyack, Museums & Galleries Edinburgh, talks about managing the Auld Reekie Retold collections inventory project and integrating public engagement into it.
Intangible Cultural Heritage: Tobar an Dualchais’ Stories from the Kist
Elsie Maclean, Marketing Officer for Tobar an Dualchais, tells us how working with storytellers for the first time allowed them to bring stories from their rich online archive to life in new ways for audiences.
Intangible Cultural Heritage: Gairloch Museum’s Festival of Stories
Curator Karen Buchanan explores how Gairloch Museum’s Festival of Stories enabled them to invite new and existing audiences into the museum space to share stories relevant to the local area, creating a powerful sense of community.
The McManus and Ellie Diamond’s ‘Denise The Menace’ Outfit
A case study about the McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum's purchase and display of Ellie Diamond’s ‘Denise The Menace’ outfit from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 2.
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.
Running a Volunteer-Led Museum
Volunteers at Cupar Museum and Heritage Centre have developed a dynamic and proactive approach to museum management, engaging with community groups and expanding their collections to shed new light on the history of their hometown.
MGS Anti-Racism Case Study: Embedding Anti-Racism into the heart of how we communicate
Through our commitment to Anti-Racism, Museums Galleries Scotland has adapted it's communication processes to disrupt biases in the way we talk and connect with people. This case study looks at the changes undertaken by the Marketing and Communications Team
Anti-Racism Case Study: How We Recruit and Support Our Team
The way we approach human resources at Museums Galleries Scotland is central to our organisational commitment to anti-racism
Anti-Racism Case Study: Adapting Our Collections Work
Since early 2020 we have been attempting to proactively implement anti-racist approaches in the support we offer around collections work
MGS Anti-Racism Case Study: Adjusting Our Processes
Laura McDonald, Contracts and Procurement Manager, at Museums Galleries Scotland writes about the changes we've made to internal processes to embed anti-racism in our work.
Museum Rebrand and Development of Website: St Andrews Heritage Museum & Garden
In this case study Samantha Walker, Museum Manager and Curator at St Andrews Heritage Museum & Garden talks about better reflecting the public- facing activities of the museum through a rebranding project and creation of a dedicated museum website funded through Museums Galleries Scotland.