We publish advice and guidance for people working in the museums and galleries sector.
Introductory information on identifying audiences, and creating an audience focussed visitor attraction.
Advice on dealing with the end of the EU transition period on 1st January 2021.
Includes information on governance and business planning.
Gain inspiration from the work museums are doing across Scotland
Advice and top tips for increasing the sustainability of museum spaces and engaging audiences with climate action.
Includes collections care, storage and display conditions, acquisition and disposal.
Resources for museums exploring the legacies of Scotland’s connections to empire, colonialism, and historic slavery.
These resources are here to support museums to explore and talk about these connections in order to expand on their existing knowledge of Scotland's relationship to the rest of the world.
Introductory information on monitoring and evaluation
Includes information on tax relief and fundraising
Museums are an invaluable source of information on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), an important part of our cultural heritage which includes the traditions or living expressions of groups and communities.
Includes information for learning practitioners in museums and galleries in Scotland, as well as being helpful for teachers who wish to use museums' resources to support their teaching.
Find helpful resources from our MGS Knowledge exchange events.
An introduction to the New Museum Toolkit, offering advice on standards and best practice.
Guidance for museums and galleries preparing to close permanently that can help to manage that transition
Advice on general advocacy and advocating to specific key audiences.
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.
An introductory guide to planning for, recruiting and training volunteers in your museum.
Includes information on working in partnership with other museums and outside the sector
A one-stop-shop for YS2022 Community Stories Fund recipients covering marketing requirements, marketing & PR support, Intangible Cultural Heritage support and training opportunities.
Resources for museums on inclusion and representation.