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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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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 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

Plaster Casts

  • PC
  • Collection
  • 19th century-20th century

Collection of plaster casts comprising human figures, architectural fragments, plaster friezes, plaster reliefs, marble reliefs, tondos and busts.Casts were used as an important teaching aid by the School, from the late 19th century onwards. The c...

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Student Notebook, anonymous

  • DC 056
  • Collection
  • [19th century-20th century]

Student Art History notebook, contains mainly writings on Egyptian Art and Architecture, Medieval Christian Art, Flemish Art, English Art. Notebook also contains some illustrations.Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and the...

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Large red vase

Large red glazed ceramic vase with red marking on bottom "GSA 581". Due to information in a 1958 inventory, vase can be dated pre-1958. It may be a student piece or could have been bought and used as a teaching aid.

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Photographs

Includes photographs collected by Alexander McGibbon, Charles Edward Whitelaw, and Eugene Bourdon. Also includes collection of cloud studies, copies of George Henry works, and miscellaneous photographs.

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Pewter mug

Pewter mug with handle. Red marking on bottom, "SCH.298". Small indented markings on side "QUART", "A8", "Wood & Sons, Glasgow", and Queen Victoria royal cypher. Due to information in an inventory, mug c...

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Brass lantern

Brass lantern treated with gold finish with cut-out ornamental design on top and bottom. Has glass covering for light, cut wires on bottom which would have been attached to light bulb inside. Lantern would have been attached to the wall. Back of l...

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Collection of cast reliefs

Collection of brown stained round plaster cast reliefs. Mostly depicting portrait busts. Kept in eight shallow wooden drawers. Themes include: religious figures, military figures, ancient Greek and Roman figures, royalty, various historical figure...

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Blue rabbit with stand

Blue glazed ceramic rabbit with black glazed eyes with red marking on bottom of rabbit, "SCH-83". Includes wooden stand painted black with four small feet, shaped for rabbit to sit. Bottom of stand has red marking "SCH-83B". Du...

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Paisley Shawl Designs

  • DC 039
  • Collection
  • 1840s-1850s

A collection of 27 mounted boards with hand-drawn designs for shawls, featuring the Kashmir cypress cone or 'Paisley' pattern.

Mackie, Thomas Callendar Campbell

Paisley Shawl Designs II

  • DC 080
  • Collection
  • 1840s-1850s

A collection of 6 mounted boards with hand-drawn, hand-painted designs for shawls, featuring the Kashmir cypress cone or 'Paisley' pattern.

The Duncan Brown Photographic Collection

  • DB
  • Collection
  • 1853-1896

The collection consists of 305 photographs taken between 1853 and 1896. Sitters included local dignitaries, friends and family including John Brown, Queen Victoria's Ghillie. The collection also includes landscapes and the streets of Glasgow,...

Brown, Duncan

Papers of the Anderson family, students at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 022
  • Collection
  • 1860-1969

The Anderson family archive includes material of 5 of its members, namely the sisters Violet Meikle (1873-?), Daisy Agnes McGlashan (1879-1968), Daisy's husband William Smith Anderson (1877-1929) and their two daughters Daisy M Anderson (1910...

Anderson, Agnes Violet

The Giusti Plaster Cast Collection

  • GST
  • Collection
  • Late 19th century-mid 20th century

Collection of items related to the Glasgow based firm J. Giusti & Co. which specialized in the production of plaster figures, mould making, statuary repair, and other plaster work. The collection is primarily composed of plaster busts and port...

Proudfoot, Alexander

Associated Works

This collection includes works by a number of artists, designers and architects associated with Charles Rennie Mackintosh, including his wife Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, his sister-in-law Frances Macdonald MacNair and his sister-in-law's h...

Mackintosh, Charles Rennie

Italian Sketchbook

This sketchbook consists of 81 pages of sketches made by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his trip to Italy in 1891 funded by his Greek Thomson travelling scholarship prize money. The subjects he sketched are mainly architectural, with the one he ...

Mackintosh, Charles Rennie

The George and Cordelia Oliver Archive

  • DC 066
  • Collection
  • c1897-2001

The George and Cordelia Oliver Archive consists of: Newscuttings (featuring articles by Cordelia Oliver); photographs and negatives by George Oliver; personal papers; examples of artwork by Cordelia and George Oliver, various publications; posters...

Oliver, Cordelia

Photographs

A collection of photographs and negatives taken by George Oliver dating from 1948-1990 (apart from two dated c1897). George arranged his photographs into folders by approximate subject matter and gave each folder a title. This has been reflected i...

Oliver, George

The Magazine

There are 4 known surviving volumes: The Magazine 1893 The Magazine April 1894 The Magazine November 1894 The Magazine 1896 The Magazine was a publication of original writings and designs by students from the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotla...

Raeburn, Lucy

Autumn

Bound in volume, The Magazine, November 1894. 'Behind a stylised tree stands another of Mackintosh's mysterious female figures, but this is the first one to appear that is not meticulously drawn. Only the head is shown in any detail, and...

Mackintosh, Charles Rennie

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