Research & Evaluation
Admissions Pricing Policy in Museums and its Impact
AIM partnered with MGS, Arts Council England, the Welsh Government, the National Museum Directors’ Council, and Art Fund, to commission DC Research Ltd and Durnin Research Ltd to explore current admissions pricing policy in museums and their impact.
Character Matters Attitudes, Behaviours, and Values in the Museums Sector Workforce
This research, funded by Arts Council England and MGS and conducted by BOP Consulting and the Museums Consultancy, examines the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours held by the UK museum workforce in 2016.
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.
Empire, Slavery & Scotland's Museums Project Research
The Empire, Slavery & Scotland's Museums project, sponsored by the Scottish Government, explored how Scotland's museums can contribute to our understanding of the legacies of empire, colonialism, and historic slavery.
Evaluation of the Recognition Scheme and Fund
In 2014, MGS commissioned research to chart the development of the Recognition Scheme, which had 41 Recognised Collections across the country at the time of this evaluation.
Kickstart Scheme Evaluation
The Kickstart Scheme was a UK Government funded scheme that provided funding to create new job placements for 16-24 year olds who are on Universal Credit and at risk of long term unemployment. It took place during 2021-2022.
National Survey for Scotland's Museums & Galleries
The National Survey for Scotland’s Museums and Galleries was commissioned by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) and conducted by DC Research in mid-2022, to gather essential information about the museums and galleries sector in Scotland.
Realising the vision together
Realising the Vision detailed how MGS and the sector would work together to maintain the momentum in building a sustainable future for the sector.
Scotland's Year of Stories 2022
Delivered as a partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS), with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and Scottish Government, the Community Stories Programme supported 180 organisations and community groups to celebrate Scotland's Year of Stories 2022.