Our applied research seeks to advance the sector’s knowledge of and responses to the practical challenges that museums and galleries face. We commission, collaborate on and conduct studies across a wide range of research topics.
Read about the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of the museum workforce and future skills and attitudes needed to ensure the resilience and success of museums over the next 10 years.
External evaluation of the Museums Galleries Scotland Internship Programme.
The latest data on visits to Scotland’s attractions, with a specific focus on our museums and galleries.
Examines the scale, scope and impact of volunteering in Scotland’s museums and galleries.
Charts the development of the Recognition Scheme, which we manage on behalf of the Scottish Government.
Consultation with the Scottish museums sector around its activities, priorities and needs.
Examines how far Scotland’s museums and galleries contribute to tourism and our cultural infrastructure.