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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.
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MGS Awarded £770,000 To Support Access To Culture
MGS has been awarded £770,000 for Delivering Change, a three-year programme for museums and galleries across Scotland to make changes to help all people to access culture. 
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Economic Impact of Scotland's Museums and Galleries
Museums Galleries Scotland has recently published an Economic Impact Report in order to understand and evidence the specific economic benefits of museums and galleries in Scotland.
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MGS statement on trans inclusivity
We welcome the publication of the Trans-Inclusive Culture report from the University of Leicester and look forward to following its guidance to improve the LGBTQ+ inclusivity of our organisation.
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Our Response to the Scottish Parliament's Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2023-24: Funding for Culture
Museums Galleries Scotland has responded to the Scottish Parliament’s Committee for Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture as part of the inquiry into the Scottish Government’s culture spending portfolio.
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Capital Resilience Fund 2023
Museums Galleries Scotland is pleased to announce the new Capital Resilience Fund 2023 for non-National accredited museums and galleries in Scotland.