Museums Galleries Scotland is the National Development Body for the Scottish museums sector.
We’re here to support Scotland’s more than 400 museums and galleries, whether through strategic investment, advice, advocacy, skills development or other means.
Museums Galleries Scotland developed the National Strategy, 'Going Further', in consultation with Scotland’s museums sector, and it was launched in March 2012. The compelling and inclusive shared vision has greater public value firmly at its heart.
Our Board helps provide support and direction to our organisation. They bring to our organisation a wide range of skills and experience in business, academia and the cultural sector.
All museums and galleries in Scotland are invited to take part in the Festival of Museums. The next Festival of Museums will take place from 18 to 20 May 2018.
Taking part is a chance to raise your profile and to develop skills in event planning, marketing and income generation.
MGS has funded eight places on the MA's skills programme aimed at mid-Career Professionals wanting to develop innovative ways of working be able to influence more effectively and create change for themselves and their organsiations.
Skills for the Future trains and supports people from diverse backgrounds to start their careers in the museums and galleries sector. We run the project in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund. Previous projects include Heritage Horizons and the MGS Interns Programme.
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