Policies & Guides

Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collection has a number of important policies and procedures. Please refer to the documents below for information on specific subjects and areas of operation.

Using our holdings

The Archives and Collections welcomes the use of our holdings for personal research, creative practice and public engagement. More information can be found in the documents and forms below.


Access Policy

September 2023

Group Booking

September 2022

Requesting copies
The Archives and Collections can provide high-resolution images of our holdings to researchers for personal and/or commercial use. Please note that there are different regulations and charges for the supply and licensing of images. Refer to our Reprographic Service Guide below for more information and please get in touch if you have further questions.
Adding to our holdings

The Archives and Collections actively seeks to develop our holdings through donations and by purchasing examples of prizewinning student work at Degree Shows each year. Our Collections Development Policy outlines the areas we are interested in collecting and our Acquisition Decision Guide gives more details about how we decide what to add to our holdings. Our Acquisition: Transfer of Title Form explains the transfer process. Further information for GSA staff about transferring departmental records to the Archives and Collections is available in our Archival Selection Guidelines.

Caring for our holdings
The Archives and Collections aim to document and preserve our holdings to recognised professional standards. Please see below for further information.