Placements and Volunteers Blog

Consciously Rising Blog

Glasgow Women’s Library is currently hosting a wonderful exhibition in its gallery until the 5th of February 2022 entitled Consciously Rising. This blog provides a bit of background to its creation as well as an interview with some of the people involved.

Joan Eardley books showing her colourful and textural landscapes.

Joan Eardley (1921-1963)

2021 marks 100 years since the birth of Joan Eardley. GWL is exhibiting five of her paintings until February 2022 and this blog provides a bit more information about her life and works. It also contains some photos of Catterline, a place of huge inspiration to Joan.

My week of work experience

In this post, Alina talks about her week of work experience.

Blog Series: Women’s History and Historical Fiction #3

The final blog in a series exploring the role of historical fiction in highlighting the lives and contributions of women who have been forgotten or ignored.

Fighting the Taboo of Menstruation on Archaeological Sites

In celebration of National Period Day, this blog celebrates the progress being made within the professional heritage environment, to provide clean and safe menstrual products for all.

A small sketchbook. On the left hand page there are various illustrations of images related to Shetland such as viking long boats and flags. There is writing that says 'Woman speaks out' and 'Women to reclaim Lerwick fire festivall'. The right hand page has text that reads 'We axe for what we want' in blue letting, with the GAADA symbol underneath - a blue line drawing of the GAADA premises.

Gaada – Lukkie Minnie’s Foy

This blog is written by GWL volunteer Beverly McFarlane in response to the Weemin’s Wark exhibition and collaborative project between Glasgow Women’s Library and Gaada, an artist-led organisation based in […]