Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Rare Artemisia Gentileschi Self Portrait to Tour to GWL in March 2019

While unveiling the newest addition to the national collection, the National Gallery also revealed some exciting plans for her future that we’re delighted to be a part of.

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‘Find Your Place’ by Katalina Watt

‘Find Your Place’ by Katalina Watt was written during the Autumn series of ‘Secret Garden’ creative writing workshops, run by Glasgow Women’s Library in partnership with Edinburgh Art Festival.

Book Christmas Tree

Ethical Gift Ideas from GWL

The festive season is fast approaching and we’ve put together a list of the perfect ethical presents that you can buy from your favourite library, museum and archive. All the items that are sold from our shop, both online and in the library, help to support our life-changing work. Not only do we celebrate women’s lives, […]

GWL’s Adele Patrick Embarks on a Clore Leadership Fellowship

GWL Creative Development Manager Adele Patrick is taking a sabbatical to embark on a Clore Leadership Fellowship. Here she tells us about the programme and what taking part means to her.


Widening Access to Digital Resources Internship

Applications are now open for an internship we’ll be hosting later on in the year and into 2019 (6 months part time), funded by the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities. The programme is open to arts and humanities PhD students in Scotland, regardless of funding source. 

“You are looking at a roaring dyke” – Remembering Jackie Forster

Placement student Morna McMurtry has been working with the GWL Collections team and the Lesbian Archive. Here she remembers activist Jackie Forster.

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Glasgow Women’s Library: Museum of the Year for so many

An update from GWL in the wake of the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 results.

Great Wee Listens Episode 1: A Room of One’s Own

One of our amazing volunteers, Jessica Secmezsoy-Urquhart, has researched and created the very first episode of our Great Wee Listens podcast. In this episode, Jessica charts the history of women’s libraries and spaces. Part One is available below and you can find parts two and three over on itunes. Bibliography for Great Wee Listens Episode 1 […]

Three woman standing holding a flag that drapes over a marble balcony. The flag is pink with a yellow banner and the words 'Glasgow Women's Library' and 'It's for me' are written on the flag.

Flying the Flag for GWL

Glasgow Women’s Library today announced the launch of a new, specially designed flag that will be ‘flown’ at locations across Scotland as part of their campaign to become Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018.

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 Finalist

#MyMuseum – Join the Conversation

Glasgow Women’s Library is a unique organisation. We are the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s history and we hold a treasure trove of historical and contemporary artifacts and archive materials that celebrate the lives, histories and achievements of women. We were delighted to announce on Tuesday 1st May that we have been […]