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"Kitten" mascot

A small fabric soft "kitten" mascot.

Lviv National Academy of the Arts has been a hub for displaced staff and students since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine in 2022. Volunteers have been making camouflage nets for the front line. But alongside this they have also been making small toys/mascots for the soldiers from the leftover camouflage fabric. The Ukrainian soldiers are affectionately called “Our Kittens”, their Kittens fighting for Ukraine.

This "kitten" was gifted to GSA's Archives and Collections staff as a token of thanks from colleagues in the Lviv National Academy of the Arts. GSA Archives and Collections staff mentored LNAA staff through a digitisation project in 2023, as part of the funded project "Developing and Promoting Sustainable Cultural Heritage in Disaster Contexts" which was part of GSA's ongoing twinning with Lviv National Academy of the Arts. GSA's Archives and Collections staff were told that we here at GSA are also LNAA's "kittens", fighting to protect the heritage of LNAA and Ukraine.

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The Glasgow School of Art Home Front Memorial

To mark the centenary of the First World War, GSA’s Archives & Collections and Exhibitions worked with Louise Welsh, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow and Edwin Pickstone, GSA Lecturer, to create a memorial to GSA students, staff and governors who undertook work on the home front.

Consisting of three panels with text written by Louise and letterpress prints created by Edwin, the memorial was informed by archival research. The frame was designed and made by Steven Higgins with lettering from Erin Bradley-Scott.

This memorial is a partnership piece to GSA’s WWI Roll of Honour, created in 1925 by Dorothy Doddrell to commemorate students, staff and governors who had served in the armed forces.

The project was generously funded by Mr James McBroom whose father, James Nicol McBroom, was a prize-winning student at the School and who undertook munitions work during the war.

Pickstone, Edwin

Arctic Alba; Thesis

A thesis exploring links between the North and Scotland, and discussing issues of climate change and its effects on the Arctic pack ice. The thesis relates to a series of models and publications produced as part of a final year student project.

Lord, Gemma

Arctic Alba; Process Journal

Volume detailing the processes which resulted in a final series of models and publications. These were produced as part of a final year student project, addressing issues of climate change and the relationship between Scotland and the North.

Lord, Gemma

Invite to the The Glasgow Girls 1920-1960 exhibition

Includes a print of an oil painting of a little girl with a red hat, blue coat, and a beach ball. "The Lord MacFarlane of Bearsden K.T. has great pleasure in inviting you to the private view of the exhibition The Glasgow Girls 1920-1960 in Kirkcudbright Town Hall on Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 6pm drinks will be served (for) Ms. Veronica Matthew and guest. RSVP by Friday 20 June to Kirkcudbright 2000 c/o 6 Woodlands Ave., Kirkcudbright, DG6 4BP or by email to"

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Newspaper extract on Hawick Exhibition

Photocopied newspaper extract from Southern Reporter from 14th April 2011. The article advertises a Pringle of Scotland exhibition in Hawick, and discusses the influence on the young female models in shaping the brand. Images of these models alongside Graham Garvie and Wallace Shaw are included.

Pringle of Scotland Ltd

Newsletter for Wallace's Arthouse Scotland

8-page newsletter from the 8th of September 2011 from Wallace's Arthouse Scotland, discussing Pringle of Scotland designs from 1903-1978. Includes professional photographs, and personal images of items from Shaw's private collection.

Shaw, Wallace

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