The Glasgow School of Art - Archives and Collections

Key Information

Identifier

GB-1694

Authorized form of name

The Glasgow School of Art - Archives and Collections

Parallel form(s) of name

  • The Glasgow School of Art Archives & Collections

Other form(s) of name

  • GSA Archives & Collections

Type

  • Educational

Contact area

 

The Glasgow School of Art Archives & Collections Primary contact

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Address

Street address

The Whisky Bond 2 Dawson Road

Locality

Glasgow

Region

Country name

United Kingdom

Postal code

G4 9SS

Telephone

0141 566 1418

Fax

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Description area

History

The Glasgow School of Art Archives were established in 1994 to select and preserve the School's historically significant records and make them available to researchers. In 2001 the Archives joined with the School's Museum Collections to offer a combined research service for visitors.

The Archives and Museum Collections are continually being expanded, as the School's non-current records are identified for permanent preservation and through the deposit of material from related individuals and organisations.

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The Glasgow School of Art is one of the last remaining independent art schools in Britain. It was originally established as a government School of Design and opened in January 1845. With funding from the Haldane Trust the School was able to initiate teaching in the fine arts and was incorporated as the Glasgow School of Art in 1892.

For over 150 years the School has occupied a central role in the education of artists, designers and architects, through teaching and research. For the last century the School has been based in and around a world famous building designed specifically for the School by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The School's Archives reflect its institutional history and its position as a specialist repository for archive collections relating to art, design, architecture, and art education. They are a wonderful resource for charting developments in these fields and for studying many of the important and influential figures involved in them. The collections are also useful for anyone interested in local, social, institutional or family history and they are also regularly used by creative practitioners.

The archives include student records, prospectuses, annual reports, Directors correspondence files, Governors minutes and other administrative papers. They also include photographic material, ephemera, and student sketchbooks and preparatory work.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

By appointment, 9.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30, Monday to Friday. Please see https://gsaarchives.net/visit/ for more information.

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Research services

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Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

The Whisky Bond 2 Dawson Road
Glasgow
GB G4 9SS