Museums Galleries Scotland are consulting the Scottish museum sector in order to inform the development of the next National Strategy delivery plan. Your contribution will help us to ensure that all parts of the sector are considered.

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* 2. What have been the successes for your museum(s) over the last 4 years?

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* 3. What new challenges have arisen for your museum(s)?

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* 4. What areas of work would you like to see the Scottish museum sector develop?

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* 5. How might MGS work with the sector to support these areas going forward?

Initial consultation has indicated that the six aims of the National Strategy are still reflective of the top level priorities for the sector.
Aim 1: Maximise the potential of our collections and culture for future generations.

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* 6. How can the collections you care for and interpret be developed further?

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* 7. What should MGS do to support collections development?

Aim 2: Strengthen connections between museums, people and places to inspire greater public participation.

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* 8. How can MGS work with you to promote the value of your museum?

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* 9. What would help with your engagement with schools and other learning institutions?

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* 10. How can museums engage with local communities more effectively?

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* 11. Please use this space to tell us about any health and wellbeing programmes your museum has.

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* 12. What would help you to measure the success of your health and wellbeing programmes?

Aim 3: Empower a diverse workforce to increase their potential for the benefit of the sector and society.

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* 13. Has your organisation implemented inclusive approaches to recruitment in order to facilitate the development of a diverse workforce?

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* 14. What training would help your museum to flourish?

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* 15. What skills do you need to develop for your current or future roles?

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* 16. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statement. I can effectively use new technologies for my work, for example, marketing through social media or digitising our collection.

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* 17. Please tell us about any challenges your museum has in relation to involving volunteers.

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* 18. How can MGS and the sector work together to better support museum volunteers?

Aim 4: Forge a sustainable future for sector organisations and encourage a culture of enterprise.

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* 19. How should Scottish museums tackle environmental impacts?

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* 20. Have you experienced a reduction in core funding between 2015 and 2019?

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* 21. Please tell us how you have managed to diversify your income to offset reduction in core funding.

Aim 5: Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation and ambition.

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* 22. Partnerships are often a way to share skills and maximise impact. What MGS support would be useful?

Aim 6: Develop a global perspective using Scotland's collections and culture.

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* 23. Do you currently undertake any international working?

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* 24. What support would you need to take up opportunities for international working?

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* 25. How should MGS be creating and promoting opportunities to showcase more museums internationally?

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* 26. Please use this space to tell us of any other views that you would like to see reflected in the delivery plan.

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