Stromness Museum Snorkel Safaris
Stromness Museum have been running Snorkel safaris out of their local harbour in Orkney with the aim of encouraging more visitors to discover the fantastic natural history on the museum's doorstep. Developing local partnerships have been crucial in helping to embed this project into the local area, as well as providing a greater understanding of the museum’s collections to a much wider audience.
The UK Museum Accreditation Scheme
The Museum Accreditation Scheme is the UK industry standard for museums and galleries. It ensures all museums within the scheme are resilient, well governed organisations that meet an agreed upon set of standards.The Museum Accreditation Scheme is the UK industry standard for museums and galleries. It ensures all museums within the scheme are resilient, well governed organisations that meet an agreed upon set of standards.
The Accreditation Scheme is a voluntary scheme that sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK, and Museums Galleries Scotland is the assessing organisation in Scotland.
Focus On: Climate Action
Explore the resources in this guide to find out how to improve the environmental sustainability of your museum or gallery and engage with visitors on climate action.
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.
The Green Zone
The Green Zone is a new space developed by the National Mining Museum Scotland which has included a range of upgrades including interpretation and engagement activity focused on climate agenda.
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.
Economic Impact of Scotland's Museums and Galleries - Summary Report
An economic impact report commissioned by MGS and published in 2023 as part of our ongoing advocacy to ensure the long-term investment in our sector.
Contemporary collecting of tractors and agricultural equipment
Join the Rural Museums Network and four leaders in their field as they critically examine the issues of contemporary and near-collecting tractors and agri-tech more broadly. Together with Stuart Gibbard, Felicity McWilliams, Ben Russell, and David Rose the network will discuss collections development as it pertains to new and evolving farm technologies, the current gaps in museum holdings in these areas, and explore past challenges and future opportunities.
Can you build values and inclusion into a website redevelopment?
Our new website was created to help launch Scotland’s Museums and Galleries Strategy. But, did you know we built inclusion and anti-racism into all stages of the development? This blog shares how we did it and has helpful tips to make your own website more inclusive.
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.
Focus On: Skills & Confidence
Explore the resources in this guide to find out how you can build the skills and confidence of the workforce at your museum or gallery.