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Art, Design and Architecture collection

  • NMC
  • Collection
  • 13th century to early 21st century

Artworks, design pieces and architectural designs related to Glasgow School of Art staff and students.Items include; oil paintings; silk screen prints; lithograph prints; prints; photographs; sketches; sketch books; drawings; watercolours; collage...

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Collection of 31 pottery fragments

Group of 31 glazed and gilded pottery fragments from Persia/Egypt/Syria. Includes imagery of ornamental designs, figures, animals, and Arabic/Cufic lettering. May have been collected and given to the school by William Matthew Flinders Petrie in th...

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Ephemera collection

Includes catalogues, programmes, flyers and tickets for Glasgow School of Art exhibitions, pageants, lectures and theatrical events as well as posters from Activities Week events and student fashion shows, dating from 1890 to the present. Ephemera...

The Glasgow School of Art

Calligraphy

Includes collection of modern calligraphy teaching aids and examples as well as a collection of European and Turkish medieval manuscript fragments. Also includes a leather book cover with decorative gilding and Arabic lettering.

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Records of The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

  • GSAA
  • Collection
  • 15th century to early 21st century

Includes: Records of the Academic Council, 1973-2000; Audiovisual material, c1950s-2000s; Records of the Board of Studies, 1932-1950; Records of the Continuing Education Department, c1988-2000; Records of the Assistant Director and Company Secreta...

The Glasgow School of Art

Records and textiles of the Needlework Development Scheme

  • NDS
  • Collection
  • 16th century to late 20th century

The collection consists of the surviving papers of the Needlework Development Scheme and over 100 examples of needlework. Of these examples, 28 are from Great Britain and 54 are examples of non-British work including examples from Greece, India, N...

The Needlework Development Scheme

Tudor Flower Motif

British formal flower motif outlined in chain-stitched metal thread, on linen. Blackwork fillings in silk in several patterns have become worn in places. The motif has been cut out of background and mounted on modern linen. About half the metal th...

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Panel

Italian. Worked on fine corded cream silk in metal threads and floss silk in graduations of tones of green and pink. Shows influence of Oriental design. Some areas have been unpicked and the background has shredded in places.

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Sleeve Band

Chinese. From a jacket. Yellow silk ground almost entirely covered with embroidered pattern inspired by waves and sea spray. Use of shading copied by European embroideries in the 18th century.

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Apron

Portuguese. Part of peasant costume. Closely woven in red wool on white warp. Geometric design in bright colours in loom embroidery - extra weft pulled up in loops on the surface Yellow braid waistband, and pink braid edges.

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Stump-work Picture

British. Shows two royal personages in 17th century costume. Figures and animal motifs are padded, and flower petals and clothing are worked in detached buttonhole stitch. Dated 1652 with a monograph at the man's feet in small pearls.

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Sampler

British. Long linen sampler worked in coloured silks in decorative bands including alphabets, geometric patterns and flower motifs in large variety of stitches. Signed 'A.B.' or 'R.B.' 1669. The originally bright colours can be...

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Chair seat

British. Jacobean design chain-stitch throughout, in coloured wools on linen. Extensive use of shading. Embroidery in good condition but background is worn and has been mounted on a backing.

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Apron

British. Floral design embroidered on green taffeta in silks and gold thread. Satin stitch and variety of fillings used. Background has shredded in places and has been backed on net.

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Apron

British. Scallop-edged cream taffeta apron. Silk and metal threads. Symmetrical floral design incorporating metal thread areas padded with cord. Extensive use of pearl and sequins. Framed.

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