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Access to Online Content

This website contains information, text, images, audio, video and other material (collectively the ‘Content’) that is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike 4.0 International License and is protected by copyright, trade mark and other proprietary rights of The Glasgow School of Art and third parties.

All Content on the web site is protected by copyright as a collective work of The Glasgow School of Art pursuant to applicable copyright law.

You are permitted to download, copy or print the Content for the following purposes only:

You may not sell, resell, transfer, distribute, license or reproduce any Glasgow School of Art Content to any third party, except as outlined above.

Online content can be seen without restriction. By using the catalogue, you agree to be bound by these general terms and conditions:


The Glasgow School of Art’s Archives and Collections Centre is committed to making our collections freely available to users, both in our searchroom, as well as online.

Before making material available online, we endeavour to mitigate risk of damage to third parties by checking the copyright status of material wherever feasible and, where possible, by contacting rights-holders for permission to make material available.

In addition, we also take the following steps to further reduce the risk to rights-holders and/or individuals:

Clearing copyright for digitised material

To provide researchers with online access to our unique holdings we are digitising some archives and artworks which are still in copyright. We have used a ‘best endeavours’ approach to obtaining permission to make these collections available. Where copyright holders could be traced, they have been contacted in order to seek the necessary permissions.

In some cases it has been extremely difficult to identify all potential copyright holders. This is particularly the case for archive material, most of which consists of unpublished documents and which is often in manuscript form (handwritten letters or notebooks, for example). We have made all reasonable efforts to ensure copyright holders’ interests are respected and permission sought where it is feasible to do so. However, we cannot guarantee that we have traced or contacted every potential rights-holder.

The Glasgow School of Art has attempted to trace all the owners of copyright materials included in this work; however in any case where ownership has not been traced, we would be pleased to hear from any person having a valid claim to ownership of a relevant copyright with a view to any omissions being corrected as soon as possible.

In order to reduce the risk to rights-holders, all potentially in-copyright material that we have put online is made available under a non-commercial licence. Furthermore, all of our online collections are subject to a takedown policy. If we are contacted by a potential rights- holder we will remove the material in question from our website until we have been able to assess the case, and if appropriate we will ensure the material is removed temporarily or permanently from our website as appropriate. This also applies to cases in which rights- holders who have previously given permission wish to retract it for any reason.

Takedown policy

If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on our archive catalogue for which you have not given permission, or if you believe any of the material contains unsuitable content, please contact us stating the following:

Please email your request to archives@gsa.ac.uk, or write to us at: Archives and Collections, The Glasgow School of Art, The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Road, Glasgow, G4 9SS.

Takedown procedures

In making material available online The Glasgow School of Art acts in good faith. However, despite these safeguards, we recognise that from time to time material published online may be in breach of copyright, contain sensitive personal data, or include content that is unsuitable. On receipt of a request to takedown material from our catalogue or website, we will respond immediately by removing the material in question. Requests will then be assessed by a review panel who will consider each request on its merits. The panel will aim to respond within 28 working days, but may require additional time to seek external advice where appropriate.

The panel may approve continued withdrawal of the material if one or more of the following criteria is met:

Where material is removed for reasons of Data Protection or sensitivity, its removal will be considered as temporary and will be restored at a date decided by the Panel once its sensitivity is deemed to have subsided.

Where material is removed for reasons of copyright, its removal will be considered as lasting until such time as copyright in the material expires, or until the rights-holder agrees that the material can be reinstated.