About

The Glasgow School of Art was founded over 160 years ago and is one of the oldest Art and Design institutions in the UK.

Many of the items that were acquired as teaching tools during the School’s lifetime are now held with us in the Archives and Collections, including plaster casts, ceramics and metalwork, along with a wide range of artworks, architectural drawings, design work and archive material relating to former students and staff, including Charles Rennie Mackintosh. We strive to reflect GSA’s continually evolving teaching practices by continuing to collect student work each year.

We also hold a comprehensive institutional archive featuring a wealth of GSA related documentation, including correspondence, photographs, ephemera, student records, minute books and reports, all of which provide an insight into GSA’s people, buildings and activities.

The Archives and Collections are open to all researchers including the School’s staff and students, and external visitors including members of the general public. Click here to find the information that you need to book a visit.


Watch the introductory video to find out more about who we are and what we do!