Discover more about our forthcoming events and activities.
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Are you interested in improving how your collections are stored? Would you like to learn more about projects which have improved the storage conditions of museum objects? Join five speakers working with Scotland’s Nationally Significant Collections to hear more about how the storage of these collections has been improved, and explore how you might best overcome your own storage challenges.
Do you have insect collections in your museum? Would you like to discuss these entomology collections with a specialist? Would you like a basic introduction to curation and management of entomology collections? Join NMS to learn more.
This workshop will cover both pest management and object labelling, improving participants’ general awareness of the damage insects and other pests can cause to collections, and will provide specialist training in object labelling for collections staff who work with objects on a regular basis.
This session is designed to follow-on from our June learning symposium, Bright Sparks: Shining A Light On Museum Learning. During this session, through practical examples, we’ll work towards participants creating their own individual action plans for delivering a schools programme within a museum or gallery setting.
This two day workshop on 29th and 30th August will introduce you to three core approaches for 'opening up' your collections, crowd-sourcing, chatbots and 3D scanning.
If you are considering submitting an application to the Museum Development Fund we strongly encourage you to talk to us first.
These surgery sessions are designed for you to discuss your plans and ideas in more depth, one-to-one with our Investment Manager.
This workshop aims to develop the knowledge and practical skills required to handle, store and care for dress and textile collections. Topics covered will include object handling, condition checking, basic conservation care of textiles, measuring, packing and object numbering.
Museum objects are at high risk of accidental damage when they are being handled or moved. This workshop will share National Museums Scotland’s Object Handling guidelines and best practice for both object handling and packing. It will cover a wide range of object types and will offer guidance on when to consult a specialist.
Are you involved in making acquisitions for your collection but have limited experience of buying in the market? Would you like to develop confidence in purchasing acquisitions and making applications for funding? This workshop aims to develop the knowledge and practical skills required to purchase acquisitions for your collection.
Scottish Museums £175
Third sector/charities £275
Private and public sector £350
Effective leadership is central to the growth and sustainability of museums and galleries across Scotland. This six-day programme will support emerging leaders within the sector to identify and develop leadership strengths.
Join ICON Scotland on this practical one day course. Attendees will take RTI-compatible photographs and then process them on their own computers to create a 3D effect of the virtual surface structure.
Continuing conversations around how SSNs can work together with bodies like MGS to have maximum impact on the sector.
Couriers are often required when moving objects between venues for loans and research. Would you like to develop the practical skills and knowledge to courier objects from your collections safely and efficiently? Join NMS to find out all you need to know.
Would you like to borrow objects from National Museums Scotland’s collections? Are you unsure where to start? Would you like some advice?
Scottish Museums £150
Third sector/charities £250
Effective leadership is central to the growth and sustainability of museums and galleries across Scotland. This five-day programme follows on from the Developing Your Leadership course and builds on leadership skills learned.