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Choose from a wide range of in-person and online events, organised by MGS, or other organisations, and also hear from our colleagues across the sector. Includes workshops, talks, and Knowledge Exchange events.

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12 April, 2024
Employability Advice Surgeries
Are you looking for tips and tricks to boost your employability skills? Join us for a series of online sessions starting on Fri Apr 12 2024 at 14:30.
  • Price: Free
  • Organiser: MGS
  • Venue: Online
17 April, 2024
Museum Tech: A Digital Festival for Museums
Through a mix of provocations, case studies, panel discussions and demonstrations, the MA's popular one-day conference returns for 2024 with a focus on the creative and innovative ways museums are using digital innovations.
  • Price: £80 - £160
  • Organiser: Arts Marketing Association
  • Venue: London
18 April, 2024
Interforum Meeting Spring 2024
This session will explore how museums can engage with the climate emergency and intangible cultural heritage. This meeting is open to anyone who is involved in geographic forums in Scotland.
  • Price: Free
  • Organiser: MGS
  • Venue: Online
22 April, 2024
Disability essentials: VisitScotland E-learning course
VisitScotland are working with AccessAble to provide businesses with free access to an online Disability Essentials e-learning course.
  • Price: Free
  • Organiser: VisitScotland
  • Venue: Online
24 April, 2024
‘Blether Together’: Decolonising the Curriculum
This ‘Blether Together’ event is organised by Museums Galleries Scotland and Education Scotland. The event is an opportunity for museums, galleries, and heritage organisations to engage with teachers and community learning and development (CLD) practitioners.
  • Price: Free
  • Organisers: Education Scotland, MGS
  • Venue: Online
25 April, 2024
Online Masterclass: Transforming the Guest Experience
This one-day masterclass is designed to give you a practical step-by-step guide to refocusing your activity behind purpose and guest experience.
  • Price: £130 - £260
  • Organiser: Association for Culture Enterprises
  • Venue: Online
29 April, 2024
Scottish Museums Federation Conference 2024
Join SMF for their 2024 Conference where museum workers from across Scotland will gather to share ideas, insights, and experiences.
  • Price: £12 - £27
  • Organiser: Scottish Museums Federation
  • Venues: Linlithgow, Online
8 May, 2024
All Inclusive: Championing Accessible Museums
All Inclusive is MA's annual one-day conference exploring how museums can become anti-ableist in everything that they do.
  • Price: £35 - £65
  • Organiser: Museums Association
  • Venue: Online
15 May, 2024
Improving Access Project Spring Symposium
To share the learning of the Improving Access’ initial exploration phase, the project’s steering group are hosting a Spring Symposium.
  • Price: Free
  • Organisers: Historic Environment Scotland, MGS
  • Venues: Online, Stirling
15 May, 2024
Introduction to Museum Accreditation
This will be an introductory session for museums looking to find out more about the Accreditation scheme and the process of achieving Accreditation status.
  • Price: Free
  • Organiser: MGS
  • Venue: Online
29 May, 2024
Maths in Museums
This free online event will help you find the maths stories in your museum collections and create maths-focused programming and events for your school and family audiences ahead of Maths Week Scotland.
  • Price: Free
  • Organiser: National Museums Scotland
  • Venue: Online
13 June, 2024
Choosing collections software
Thinking about upgrading or changing your collections software? Join this online event aimed at museum staff and volunteers who wish to to find out more about the process and hear from software providers.
  • Price: Free
  • Organiser: Collections Trust
  • Venue: Online
18 June, 2024
Introduction to furniture collections
Learn the fundamentals of documenting and caring for furniture collections in this free training day from National Museums Scotland.
  • Price: Free
  • Organiser: National Museums Scotland
  • Venues: Edinburgh, National Museums Collection Centre
3 July, 2024
Be Bold, Be Brave: Arts Marketing Association Conference 2024
Whether you’re an old pro or a newbie, the AMA Conference is for you. You’ll gain knowledge, grow your network of peers, and be inspired to focus on what matters most — your audiences.
  • Price: £275 - £740
  • Organiser: Arts Marketing Association
  • Venues: Brighton, Online
10 July, 2024
Money Talks: Income Generation for Museums
This one-day event from the MA focuses on practical, creative and achievable ways that your museum can generate sustainable income – through ticketing, events and commercial ventures – while staying true to your core mission.
  • Price: £35 - £65
  • Organiser: Museums Association
  • Venue: Online