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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
  • ilk screen prints
  • lithograph prints
  • prints
  • photographs
  • sketches
  • sketch books
  • drawings
  • watercolours
  • collage
  • metalwork, sculpture and ceramics.

Almost all works are by former students and staff or figures related to the history of The Glasgow School of Art. The earliest pieces date from the 16th century and later examples have been purchased from recent Degree Shows. The work is in a variety of media and includes drawings, paintings, prints, sketchbooks, furniture and sculpture. Artists represented include many key figures and the most influential and successful students.

There are also several works from former tutors including Neil Dallas Brown, David Donaldson and Fred Selby, alongside contemporary works by students, donated or purchased at degree show. Key works include those by: Maurice Greiffenhagen, Francis Newbery, John Quinton Pringle, Benno Schotz, Ian Fleming and James D Robertson. Suites of note include large collections of Joan Eardley sketches and paintings, Joan Palmer prints, and architectural drawings by Eugene Bourdon.

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Bram Stoker medal

Classical scene; three figures. Awarded to David Broadfoot Carter. Inscribed obverse: "Glasgow School of Art, Bram Stoker Medal for the best imaginative work of the year/ D.Broadfoot Carter 1903".

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Glasgow School of Art and Haldane Academy medal

Bust of Haldane? (obverse): figure of Minerva (reverse). Awarded to Charles Eadie. Stage 19B. The GSA was known as the Glasgow School of Art and Haldane Academy from 1869-1892. Inscribed obverse: "Glasgow School of Art and Haldane Academy"; On rim: "Charles Eadie Stage 19B".

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Glasgow School of Art and Haldane Academy medal

Bust of Haldane (obverse); figure of Minerva (reverse). Awarded to Catherine C. Peacock, Stage 17A. The GSA was known as the Glasgow School of Art and Haldane Academy from 1869-1892. Inscribed: "Glasgow School of Art and Haldane Academy Awarded by the Haldane Trustees (with figure of Minerva) Catherine C. Peacock, Stage 17A, 1870".

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National science and art medal

South Kensington Medal. Awarded to GSA student Albert H Hodge, subject 23A. Inscribed: 'Victoria by the grace of God Queen MDCCCLVI' 'National medal for sucess in art awarded by the science and art department'.

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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 can be dated pre-1958.

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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 lantern has red marking, "SCH-302". Indented stamp on top front of lamp, "ALLAN & CO". Due to information in an inventory, lantern can be dated pre-1958.

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Sphagnum moss sign

Cast metal (probably bronze) commemorative plaque from the Mackintosh building with raised lettering reading, 'To record the use of this building as a sphagnum moss depot. during the Great War and the thanks of the Scottish Branch British Red Cross Society to the generous donors. April 1919.'

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