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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’. 
Sarah Boyack MSP with MGS staff, museum sector apprentices and supervisors, and Skills Development Scotland staff at the MGS office.
MGS welcomes MSP and Apprentices for Scottish Apprenticeship Week
Sarah Boyack MSP and a group of museum sector apprentices visited the MGS office to celebrate the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2023.
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Museums Awarded Over £237k To Support Resilience And Sustainabilty
Eight museums and galleries across Scotland have been awarded over £237K by Museums Galleries Scotland to support their resilience to the cost of living crisis as vital spaces for communities. 
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Launch of Scotland’s Museums and Galleries Strategy 2023-2030
The strategy supports museums and galleries to meet changing environmental, economic, and social contexts and to strengthen their invaluable role at the heart of Scotland’s communities. 
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Museums Galleries Scotland Announces Development of Access To Culture Programme
The development of the Delivering Change programme by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) will support the sector to implement fully equitable, human-rights based approaches to represent previously unheard voices in Scottish museums.
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Celebrating Ten Years of Going Further
Museums Galleries Scotland highlights and celebrates the museum sector’s work over the past ten years with the newly published Celebrating Ten Years of Going Further.
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Funding Update and Feedback Request
Museums are facing significant financial challenges associated with inflation. This is creating uncertainty around budgets both this year and next.
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Museum Development Fund Recipients Announced
Today Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) announces that five museums and galleries have been awarded funding from the Scottish Government supported Museum Development Fund to continue welcoming visitors to engage with Scotland’s history.