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Museums and COVID-19 report
MGS staff contribute to a report on museums and COVID-19. The report presents experiences, lessons learnt, policy insights and recommendations drawn from interviews with museum sector workers.
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Scottish Government responds to Empire, Slavery and Scotland’s Museums Recommendations
The Scottish Government accepts the recommendations of the Empire, Slavery & Scotland’s Museums (ESSM) Steering Group, set up to advise on how Scotland’s museums and galleries can better reflect the country’s role in empire, colonialism, and historic slavery.
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£421k Funding Success For 9 Museums Across Scotland
£421K has been awarded to nine museums through the Museum Development Fund by Museums Galleries Scotland.
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Joint statement from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Scotland Partnership
The Intangible Cultural Heritage Scotland Partnership welcomes the UK Government’s announcement of their intention to ratify the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. 
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New research and guidance on setting museum admission prices
AIM in partnership with Arts Council England, Museums Galleries Scotland, the Welsh Government, the National Museum Directors’ Council, and Art Fund, has published a report and success guide with recommendations based on research commissioned to explore current admissions pricing policy in museums and their impact.
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Call to put culture at the heart of climate action
In the lead-up to COP28 the Climate Heritage Network has called upon cultural organisations from across the world to unite with them in a joint action to recognise culture as playing a key role in climate crisis solutions.
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MGS staff interviewed for museum education podcast
Loretta Mordi, Museum Development Manager for Learning and Engagement at MGS, recently appeared on Play Scotland’s Play Well Podcast to talk about the importance of play in museums and how museums can ensure they are welcoming spaces for children and families.
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Scottish museum projects recognised at Museums Change Lives Awards
Museums Galleries Scotland welcomes the news that projects organised by Scottish museums have been recognised for their social impact at the Museums Change Lives Awards 2023.
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MGS attends climate crisis culture event
Staff at Museums Galleries Scotland met with cultural organisations and Scottish Government figures to discuss public engagement strategies for addressing the climate crisis.