Scottish Museums Day – The Difficult Second Album

Bringing #ScottishMuseumsDay back for its 2nd year. Preparing for 2017 How do you repeat past successes? Do you go bigger? Do you go smaller? Or do you try and replicate what you had done previously? In 2016, I oversaw the first #ScottishMuseumsDay. October 3rd was picked as the date, which had absolutely nothing to do … Continue reading Scottish Museums Day – The Difficult Second Album

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Advocacy in Museums – Museums Association Conference 2016

On Tuesday 9th of November, I gave a talk about using social media as a tool for advocacy at the Museums Association conference in Glasgow. At Surgeons’ Hall Museums I use our social media channels to engage with our users about our collections. Our museum has gone from a perceived private museum to one that … Continue reading Advocacy in Museums – Museums Association Conference 2016

Scottish Museums Day

This blog was written by myself, reflecting on the success of Scottish Museums Day at the start of October. It was originally published on the Scottish Museums Federation blog page on the 11th October 2016.  On a January morning, earlier this year, I stumbled across the hashtag #CanadianMuseumsDay. That sounds fantastic I thought. Why can't we have … Continue reading Scottish Museums Day