Using Social Media to Diversify Archaeology in Scotland | September SHSMG Event

“It is difficult to find up-to-date demographic information regarding the archaeological workforce across the world, but the information that is available does not present a progressive image of the discipline.” – Dr Alex Fitzpatrick FSAScot For our September event, we’ll be hearing from Dr Alex Fitzpatrick FSAScot, a zooarchaeologist, researcher and award-winning science communicator & writer […]

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INTEGRATING OFFLINE AND ONLINE ACTIVITY | AUGUST SHSMG EVENT

For our first in-person event since 2020, we’ll be hearing about ‘Treasures of the National Library of Scotland’ from Beth Cochrane (Events & Learning Coordinator), Alice Heywood (Digital Learning Officer) and Stewart Hardy (Marketing Officer) at the National Library of Scotland. This new permanent exhibition provides a unique insight into Scotland’s history, culture and people and its […]

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HOW HERITAGE ORGANISATIONS CAN ENGAGE WITH DMOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA | june SHSMG Event

This month we spend time with Vanessa Wegstein of the South of Scotland Destination Alliance (and former Digital Marketing Officer at Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott) as she discusses the challenges around launching a Destination Marketing Organisation (DMO) in a pandemic and covers how heritage organisations can engage with DMOs on social media. She’ll then chat about what […]

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Using Social Media to Help with Fundraising | December SHSMG Event

For our final event of 2021, we’ll be hearing from Kenneth McElroy (@kennymcelroy1), Director at the Caithness Broch Project (@TheBrochProject) and Education & Volunteer Officer at Kilmartin Museum (@kilmartinmuseum). Kenneth will be talking about how he’s used social media to promote and run large online crowdfunders and smaller creative fundraising projects for organisations in the […]

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Addressing Climate Change Through Social Media | October SHSMG Event

For our October event and ahead of COP26, we’ll be hearing from Hannah Genders Boyd (@HGendersBoyd), a climate heritage researcher, archaeologist and former Historic Environment Scotland Climate Change Intern. Hannah will be talking to the group about the climate crisis and how people in the heritage sector can use social media to inspire action, whether […]

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Developing Anti-Racist Messaging & Approaches for Museums | May SHSMG Event (ONLINE)

For our May event, we’ll be hearing from Rosie King and Sheila Asante from Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) (@MuseumsGalScot). The Empire, Slavery & Scotland’s Museums (ESSM) project, sponsored by the Scottish Government, was launched last year to explore how the story of Scotland’s involvement in the British Empire, colonialism, and transatlantic slavery should be told using museum collections […]

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Creating Convincing Social Media Content | January SHSMG Event (ONLINE)

For our first event of 2021, we’ll be hearing from Georgina Brooke, Content Strategist at One Further (@OneFurther), who’ll be drawing on experiences of creating and managing web and social media at National Museums Scotland (@NtlMuseumsScot), the Ashmolean (@AshmoleanMuseum) and the University of Oxford (@UniofOxford). She’ll be joined by Alyson Webbe, Director at Frankly, Green […]

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