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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Empathetic Social Media | November SHSMG Event (ONLINE)

For our November event, we’ll be hearing from Erin Burke, Communications and Events Officer, and Laura Paton, Digital Content Officer, from the Scottish Civic Trust (@scotcivictrust). The Trust’s mission is to celebrate Scotland’s built environment, take action for its improvement and empower its communities. One of their most popular events is Scotland’s Doors Open Days […]

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#DougieDraws – Creating Content in Lockdown | September SHSMG Event (ONLINE)

In March 2020, communications teams in museums across Scotland were compelled to quickly adapt their scheduled digital content in response to a countrywide lockdown. Unable to continue promoting their exhibitions and events, the marketing and communications team at Culture Perth and Kinross recognised the need for a steady stream of content to keep Perth Museum […]

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Social Media and Decolonising Scottish Heritage | July SHSMG Event (ONLINE)

In the movement to decolonise Scottish heritage, where does social media fit in? For our July event, Aayushi Gupta and Jeanne Coppens from Ourchives, an Edinburgh-based anti-colonial grassroots project, will discuss how Scotland’s museums, archives and historic properties can use their digital platforms to inquire into the origins and representation of their collections.

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