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Amna Sharif atworks

Seeing Things Trip to Trongate 103

At the end of March Seeing Things took a trip to Trongate 103 to visit the Project Ability gallery, where Doreen Kay, Amna Sharif and Jacqui Smyth presented their work.

Out and About with the National Project . . .

In May, our National Lifelong Learning Development Worker, Morag, was lucky enough to be invited to Fürth in Bavaria for a symposium and the launch of a beautiful new exhibition from our sister museum, the Women’s Cultural Museum (Frauen in der Einen Welt). This is what Morag had to say about her visit: The exhibition, […]

Photograph of the Everyman’s Library edition Muriel Spark book mentioned in the blog post. The cover shows a black and white image of a woman, possibly Spark, and the tail end of the yellow ribbon is poking out of the bottom of the book.

Muriel Spark: What is this I’m reading?

As part of Open the Door 2018 we hear from writer Hannah Van Hove who reflects on her readings of Spark and her current writing project that considers experimental women writers.

Women, Fear and Fairy Tails: A Review of Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Stories crafted from or inspired by fairy tales have been my favourites since I was a child, when they would fill me with wonder and excitement. These days, when I hear about a book of newly crafted fairy tales in adult form, much of the same feeling still remains. There’s something about the whimsy, the […]

The End of the E.W.L.N.; April ’96

For the past few months I’ve been carrying out a research placement in the GWL archives as part of my Gender Studies Masters at the University of Stirling. As my project working with the Edinburgh Women’s Liberation Movement Newsletters comes to an end, it feels appropriate to spend this last blog post looking at the […]

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 […]

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 Finalist

Glasgow Women’s Library shortlisted for prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Glasgow Women’s Library today announced their inclusion on the shortlist for the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 – the only Scottish museum to make the shortlist this year, and the first nomination for a museum rooted in feminism. Supported by Art Fund, the £100,000 Museum of the Year prize is designed to […]

Approaching an Archive

Approaching an Archive – Part Five; Timeline of the Scottish Abortion Campaign from 1990-2018 Welcome to the final instalment of Approaching an Archive –  a series of blog posts that document my journey as a first time researcher exploring the Scottish Abortion Campaign’s (SAC) archive material held by Glasgow Women’s Library. The full timeline will […]

Approaching an Archive

Approaching an Archive – Part Four; Campaign Memorabilia Welcome back to Approaching an Archive –  a series of blog posts that document my journey as a first time researcher exploring the Scottish Abortion Campaign’s (SAC) archive material held by Glasgow Women’s Library. For this blog I wanted to take a break from delving into reports […]

Responses to the Chernobyl Disaster; 26 April 1986

As part of my Gender Studies Masters degree at the University of Stirling, I’ve been given the opportunity to carry out a research placement within the GWL archives, examining the Edinburgh Women’s Liberation Newsletters. As my project continues, one of the most fascinating aspects has been looking at the way Edinburgh feminists used the newsletter […]