Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire: A Question of Family, Love and Morality

Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire was long-listed for last year’s prestigious Man Booker Prize. It’s an elegant, thought provoking and socially relevant tale of clashing cultures, family loss, grief and a young woman of Islam’s place in the modern world; torn between a service to family and faith and her own sense of individuality and morality. […]

Seeing Things: Claire Heminsley and House for an Art Lover

See some of the photos taken by the Seeing Things group on their recent visit to House for an Art Lover!

Don’t Miss Talking About Making, A Double Session With Artists Jasleen Kaur and Ruth Ewan!

On Wednesday 21st February and Saturday 3rd of March from 1:45-4:00pm we are thrilled to be welcoming Glasgow’s own worldwide exhibiting artist Jasleen Kaur in a “double bill” of conversation and presentation with esteemed thinker and fellow artist Ruth Ewan. The event, organised by GWL’s Seeing Things initiative, is comprised of two back-to-back special sessions […]

Approaches to Equality – Scottish Museum Sector Survey

The aim of this survey is to analyse your organisation’s approach to embedding equality with the purpose of increasing access, representation and inclusion at all levels. 

Review of Lesley Nneka Arimah’s What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

“When Enebeli Okwara sent his girl out in the world, he did not know what the world did to daughters. He did not know how quickly it would wick the dew off her, how she would be returned to him hollowed out, relieved of her better parts.” Of all the books on my eagerly anticipated […]

Detail from research drawing for 'From Glasgow Women's Library', Sally Hackett, 2017

GWL Spring Programme 2018 Out Now!

Our Spring Programme 2018 is now available!

Photograph of new publication sitting on the top of GWL shelves beside decorations in the suffragette colours, purple, green and white. The publication is quite a large hard back book in a soft pink colour.

Meeting Helen Crawfurd through her own words…

Laura Matheson joins Glasgow Women’s Library as an exhibition intern, as part of her course MSc Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating and Criticism at the University of Edinburgh and talks to us about Helen Crawfurd, central to our forthcoming exhibition with Fiona Jack.

“Diversity” fatigue

  Sara Ahmed’s amazing book (bible), Living a Feminist Life, has got us nodding our heads and reflecting on our reading of the word “diversity” (something we’ve also heard from Porcia Moore and Shaz Hussein). The museum sector is floating on a sea of “diversity” conversation and conferences at the moment but as Sara Ahmed […]

Coming Soon: Rupi Kaur’s milk and honey and the sun and her flowers

Rupi Kaur’s poetry collections combine simple prose with a powerful message, gaining popularity on social media for her illustrations as well as her writing. Her debut collection, milk and honey initially began as a series on Instagram, divided into four sections. Each deals with a different aspect of life, healing heartbreak and finding something good […]

New Exhibition Coming February: Our Red Aunt by Fiona Jack

In one of the most ground-breaking projects in our history, GWL is extremely excited to be hosting our first ever solo exhibition by an international artist – and what an exhibition it is! From the launch party on Thursday 1st February until closing on Saturday 17th March, we will be exhibiting the latest project from […]