A £4m scheme has been announced to support independent museums and galleries across Scotland.
It has been designed to help those worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Scottish government's Museums Resilience and Recovery Fund will be administered by Museums Galleries Scotland.
Closure as a result of lockdown, and the end of the furlough scheme, could result in many running out of funds before the end of March next year.
The government said the scheme was aimed at supporting the return of staff and the wider reopening of museums and galleries.
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