Badges of Honour

How Badge-Wearing Women Changed the World

Badges of Honour is a new Heritage Lottery funded project from Glasgow Women’s Library which will show how women wearing badges have changed the world!

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The Library has a fantastic badge collection which charts the campaigns women have been involved with, from the right to vote to peace activism, anti-Apartheid to domestic violence. With your help, we would like to collect even more and, most importantly, capture the stories behind these badges.

Contact us to show and tell us about your badge history (we want to see your ballroom dancing or bowling medals too!) including badges you have loved and lost.

Join us this Mayday at the Badges of Honour Exhibition Launch on Thursday 1st May at 6pm. The Exhibition will then run to Friday 23rd May at the Library.

Heritage Lottery Fund logo

This project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

More from the Badges of Honour project:

Peace Lady (Badges of Honour characters)

Badges of Honour Characters

As part of GWL’s Heritage Lottery funded Badges of Honour, library volunteer and artist Eilidh has created a series of characters using the mannequins and clothing displayed in the Badges of Honour exhibition as inspiration

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A selection of Badges from Badges of Honour

Badges of Honour Exhibition May 1-30

Right now Glasgow Women’s Library are showcasing a fascinating array of badges for the Badges of Honour project. While this will explore the political and social significance of badge-wearing, it will also tell the more personal stories behind it. There are many reasons why people wear them: to some it is about identity and to others…

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Badges donated by Peter Gilpin

Peter Gilpin’s donation to Badges of Honour

We are absolutely delighted to receive the donation of Peter Gilpin’s ‘Women’s Board’ to the GWL archive and will be proudly displaying it as part of our upcoming Badges of Honour exhibition, May 1 to 23, 2014, and from then onwards it will form an important part of our GWL badge collection in the Archive…

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