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Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collection has a number of policies and procedures in place.

Please refer to the information below for more details.




Using our holdings

The Archives and Collections welcomes the use of our holdings for personal research, creative practice and public engagement. For more information please follow the links below.

Access Policy

Archives and Collections Visitor Information

Teaching Support

Group Bookings

Reading Room Rules

Data Protection and Closure Periods

Data Protection Guidelines for Researchers

Loan for Exhibition Policy

Statement Of Public Task


Requesting copies

The Archives and Collections can provide high-resolution images of our holdings to researchers for personal and/or commercial use. Please note that there are different regulations and charges for the supply and licensing of images. Refer to our Reprographic Service Guide below for more information and please get in touch if you have further questions.

Copyright and Terms and Conditions

Reprographic Service Guide

Copy Request Form

Reproduction Request Form – Publishing Only

Reproduction Request Form – Broadcast, Website or Other


Adding to our holdings

The Archives and Collections actively seeks to develop our holdings through donations and purchases. Our Collections Development Policy outlines the areas we are interested in collecting and our Acquisition Decision Guide gives more details about how we decide what to add to our holdings. Our Acquisition: Transfer of Title Form explains the transfer process. Further information for GSA staff about transferring departmental records to the Archives and Collections is available in our Archival Selection Guidelines.

Collections Development Policy

Acquisitions Decision Guide

Acquisitions: Transfer of Title Form

Archival Selection Guidelines

Appraisal Guidelines


Caring for our holdings

The Archives and Collections aim to document and preserve our holdings to recognised professional standards. Please see below for further information.

Collections Care and Conservation Policy

Documentation Policy


Privacy notices

Archives and Collections online catalogue privacy statement

Learning Resources – Archives and Collections

Learning Resources – Archives and Collections Blog