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MGS Looks Back Over 2022/23
We've published our latest annual review and released a short film on the support we provided to Scotland's museum sector in 2022/23.
Three children with brown hair and light skin tone are smiling and walking in front of a Royal National Lifeboat Institution boat in a room with machinery and other boats.
People at the Heart of Museums in £434K Funding Awards
Museums Galleries Scotland is delighted to announce the £434K Museum Development Fund is being awarded to nine museums and galleries across Scotland.
A spacious gallery at the Burrell Collection which is filled with large variety of sculptures that depict the human form. The sculptures are made of bronze, stone, and wood.
Congratulating the Scottish Finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2023
Museums Galleries Scotland welcomes Art Fund's recognition of excellent community-oriented work at The Burrell Collection and Scapa Flow Museum.
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Our Response to the Scottish Government’s International Culture Strategy Survey
Museums Galleries Scotland advocated for the international reach and vital contributions of the museums and galleries sector by responding to a recent Scottish Government Survey.
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Themed Year Proves to be a Real Success Story
A newly released report has revealed the Year of Stories 2022 delivered significant benefits to Scotland and its communities.
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Draft Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill
Martyn’s Law
‘Martyn’s Law’ will place a requirement on those responsible for certain venues, including museums, to increase their preparedness for and protection from a terrorist attack by requiring them to take proportionate steps, depending on the size and nature of the activities that take place there. 
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Over £573k Awarded to 20 Museums to Support Their Resilience
Museums across Scotland have been awarded a share of £573K from the Museums Galleries Scotland Resilience Fund, thanks to support from the Scottish Government. 
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MGS participates in Intangible Cultural Heritage symposium
MGS Museum Development team member Jacob O'Sullivan travelled to the Netherlands to speak at an international symposium on Intangible Cultural Heritage.
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Research into Admissions Pricing Policy in Museums and its Impact
The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) and partners Arts Council England, Museums Galleries Scotland, the Welsh Government, the National Museum Directors’ Council, and the Art Fund have commissioned DC Research Ltd and Durnin Research Ltd to deliver ‘Research into admissions pricing policy in museums and its impact’.