Badges of Honour

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

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…

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…

Anti-Apartheid campaign display at GWL

Nelson Mandela – Apartheid, Women and Glasgow

Despite great sadness at the death of Nelson Mandela on 5th December 2013 it has, of course, invited fresh dialogue about his life and achievements, and the very nature of apartheid in South Africa. It also provides us with an opportunity to re-examine the role that Glasgow, and particularly the women of Glasgow, played in […]

Pride Glasgow

On the 10th of August the library were at Pride Glasgow telling people about the library and it’s events, in particular the Badges of Honour project. On sale at the stall there was also the third issue of ,the young queer feminist zine, Hens Tae Watch Oot Fur and the badges that were made along […]

memories of political campaigns, equalities campaigns - and the girl guides...

A Life in Badges – interviewing Anne Begg MP, in Aberdeen

We set off for Aberdeen last Thursday to interview  Dame Anne Begg, MP for the Badges of Honour project. Anne has kindly decided to donate her large badge collection to GWL. We met Anne at her constituency office, where she had ready for us an amazing collection of badges – not only campaign badges from […]

Badges of Honour at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

The third Badges of Honour visit took place on Wednesday 19th June. This was an rare chance to visit the Glasgow Museum Resources Centre (GMRC), based out at Nitshill.  GMRC contains some of the most diverse treasures that document Glasgow’s history, ranging from vintage cars to precious artworks and much more. It may not surprise […]

Badges of Honour at GWL

On Friday the first in our special series of Badges of Honour visits took place in the Library. It was a rare opportunity to dive into the badges housed in GWL’s vast collection. The session began with a look at the trailer for the project. This exciting video showcases some of the oral history interviews […]