Museums Galleries Scotland
To provide MGS with a deeper understanding of the range of ways in which their funding streams have impacted upon museums and galleries in Scotland in recent years.
We first carried out a statistical analysis of key MGS funding streams, providing a descriptive numerical overview of their impacts with regards to key outcomes and objectives.
Next, we conducted an in-depth case study analysis of seven museums and galleries, involving semi-structured interviews with museum staff, to help us gain a richer understanding of how MGS funding has affected different kinds of recipient organisations in recent years.
We then undertook another statistical analysis, this time of MGS’s more recent Covid-related funding streams, before making a series of recommendations on the basis of our findings to help inform the future development of the support MGS provides to the sector.