Fighting Fit: Ready for Anything is Museums Galleries Scotland’s third biennial conference and the  programme spans a wide range of themes including governance and change management; creativity and enterprise; and responsiveness and agility. The day will focus on developing the long-term resilience of the museums sector in facing challenging funding and political environments with an international line up of speakers and museum workers will debate how the sector can best position itself to overcome financial and political challenges.

“I never cease to be amazed by the relentless energy and ambition of the people working in Scotland’s museums and galleries in the face of the enduring economic challenges,” said  Joanne Orr, Chief Executive of Museums Galleries Scotland. “Fighting Fit: Ready for Anything highlights people who are striving to achieve excellence so that their work can motivate and inspire even more museums.”

Keynote speakers Dr Lyndel King from the American Alliance of Museums will discuss the crucial nature of advocacy work and Dr Jamie Coleman from Codebase will explore digital enterprise. Breakout sessions are being led by representatives from a wide range of organisations including Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, the Museum Association, AIM, National Museums Scotland, National Galleries Scotland, Historic Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland.

You can follow and join in the conference discussions via Twitter #MGSConf.

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