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Approaches to Equality – Scottish Museum Sector Survey

The aim of this survey is to analyse your organisation’s approach to embedding equality with the purpose of increasing access, representation and inclusion at all levels. 

Review of Lesley Nneka Arimah’s What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

“When Enebeli Okwara sent his girl out in the world, he did not know what the world did to daughters. He did not know how quickly it would wick the dew off her, how she would be returned to him hollowed out, relieved of her better parts.” Of all the books on my eagerly anticipated […]

Detail from research drawing for 'From Glasgow Women's Library', Sally Hackett, 2017

GWL Spring Programme 2018 Out Now!

Our Spring Programme 2018 is now available!

Photograph of new publication sitting on the top of GWL shelves beside decorations in the suffragette colours, purple, green and white. The publication is quite a large hard back book in a soft pink colour.

Meeting Helen Crawfurd through her own words…

Laura Matheson joins Glasgow Women’s Library as an exhibition intern, as part of her course MSc Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating and Criticism at the University of Edinburgh and talks to us about Helen Crawfurd, central to our forthcoming exhibition with Fiona Jack.

“Diversity” fatigue

  Sara Ahmed’s amazing book (bible), Living a Feminist Life, has got us nodding our heads and reflecting on our reading of the word “diversity” (something we’ve also heard from Porcia Moore and Shaz Hussein). The museum sector is floating on a sea of “diversity” conversation and conferences at the moment but as Sara Ahmed […]

Coming Soon: Rupi Kaur’s milk and honey and the sun and her flowers

Rupi Kaur’s poetry collections combine simple prose with a powerful message, gaining popularity on social media for her illustrations as well as her writing. Her debut collection, milk and honey initially began as a series on Instagram, divided into four sections. Each deals with a different aspect of life, healing heartbreak and finding something good […]

New Exhibition Coming February: Our Red Aunt by Fiona Jack

In one of the most ground-breaking projects in our history, GWL is extremely excited to be hosting our first ever solo exhibition by an international artist – and what an exhibition it is! From the launch party on Thursday 1st February until closing on Saturday 17th March, we will be exhibiting the latest project from […]

A Very Merry Christmas from the National Lifelong Learning Project!

2017 has been an incredibly busy year for our National Lifelong Learning project, and we’re so proud and very grateful to the women all over Scotland who have helped us to make it such a seriously fun and successful time. In celebration of the end of a great year, we thought we’d take a moment […]

Further Thoughts on Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ Ideology, the Wild Women Archetype and a Woman’s Place In the World

Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ opus Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, is a beautifully crafted and thoughtfully written work, which not only serves as a window into her rich, tradition inspired imagination and upbringing, but also sets up a platform for her to voice her passionate, well-learned opinion […]

Herland logo on bluey black background which has faint leaves and veins of plants.

Angelou on Burns: Elly Taylor tells us the journey of its making

We are thrilled to be showing a 15 minute clip of Elly’s fascinating documentary film, ‘Angelou on Burns’ during Herland: Alter Native Burns, Friday 26th January, 2018. Here, Elly speaks to us about the process of making the film.