Scotland’s Museums and Gallery Strategy Consultation

Diffley Partnership engaged closely with Museums Galleries Scotland, the national development body for Scotland’s 450 museums and galleries.

Four design phases culminated in the publication of the new strategy for museums and galleries.

Discover phase- five online round tables presented ideas and prompted reactions from the museums sector. Twelve stakeholder interviews were conducted with experts on areas including diversity, education and creative industries. This phase gathered broad inspiration and insights.

Define phase- staged consultation process with staff and volunteers from across Scotland’s museums and galleries. This phase injective collective decision techniques.

Develop phase- deliberative sessions with groups of museums and galleries. This phase focussed on co-deign of strategic aims and objectives.

Delivery phase- finalisation of strategy and all content in time for launch. Help with Museum Galleries Scotland approach to monitor and evaluate the strategy. This phase ensured the new strategy was sense-checked and would be well received.

Diffley Partnership engaged with key figures in Scottish civic society, museums and galleries, strategic partners of the sector, staff and Board of Museums Galleries Scotland. Extensive data and information was collated, triangulated and utilised in drafting the new strategy.

Key Takeaways

  • All data fed into the final strategy with priority areas, outcomes, and actions for the museums sector and Museums Galleries Scotland.
  • At the centre of this strategy, collections are cared for, accessible and shared. Connection, Resilience and Workforce are emphasised.

Key services used for project

  • Facilitation
  • Interviewing
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Survey design and analysis
  • Consultation methods, including Delphi technique
  • Analysis and reporting
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Strategy development, in collaboration with communications experts

Key research method used for project