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National Strategy

National Museums Scotland launched its first national strategy in 2006 and since then our work across the country has gone from strength to strength.

National Strategy 2021–2022

Our work with other museums and communities across Scotland allows us to share the National Collections widely and to support our sector, where we can. We do this through loans, touring exhibitions, learning, outreach and digital programmes as well as offering advice, acquisition funding and training programmes to other museums.



The enormous challenges faced by all in the last year due to the outbreak of Covid-19 has made this work even more important. In response, we pulled together a package of support that fitted the immediate needs of our peers for practical help to aid recovery.



Looking ahead and following consultation with museums, funders, staff and stakeholders, we have a better understanding about how we can best serve our sector and national recovery priorities. We have developed a shorter and more flexible interim strategy which enables us to react to immediate requirements and priorities.



Concurrently, we will begin to plan for the longer term and think strategically on how we can contribute proactively to the challenges faced by the sector while continuing the positive and effective collaborations we have built up with partners over the years.

Across Scotland: National Strategy 2021-22
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