Museums Galleries Scotland, until 2008 the Scottish Museums Council, is a membership organisation offering support to museums and galleries throughout Scotland. It has over 350 member organisations, ranging from small local museums to larger regional and national museums.
It acts as the representative for the sector, promoting its work to the public, stakeholders and the Scottish Government. This involves speaking on behalf of the sector and showing that museums and galleries are not only custodians of Scotland’s rich and diverse history, but also have a lot to contribute to modern society. Its core work involves supporting the sector both through funding (as the main channel for Scottish Government funding) and through advice and training covering all areas of its members’ work.