Three Decades of Changing Minds Glasgow Women’s Library (launched in 1991), and Women in Profile (the organisation that GWL grew from), involved LGBTQ+ people right from inception in 1987. For […]
How have individuals and collectives imagined alternative ways of living and organising? Inspired by our communities and collections, Life Support considers how artists and activists have addressed and challenged experiences […]
The Weemin’s Wark (Shetland dialect Women’s Work) exhibition and collaborative project (November 2020 – May 2021) aims to increase the visibility of women’s contribution to contemporary island culture by […]
As the UK-wide lockdown began on 23rd March, the Glasgow Women’s Library team was already working from home. Amazingly, our museum and archive collections continued to grow. Throughout lockdown, thoughtful first-time donors and long-time champions got in touch. All were keen to preserve part of their personal histories at this momentous time.
The GWL collections feature a wide variety of books and objects relating to the Suffrage movement but our range of postcards is arguably the most visually arresting. Both for and against women’s suffrage, they have pictures and slogans that are often shocking and grotesque.
Explore the life of Agnes Owens through objects from the Glasgow Women’s Library Archive and Museum collections.
Explore the life of Janet Paisley through objects from the Glasgow Women’s Library Archive and Museum collections.
Explore the life of Naomi Mitchison through objects from the Glasgow Women’s Library Archive and Museum collections.
By speaking out, we expose inequalities and increase mutual understanding to fight discrimination and stigma. The majority of the objects are by activists which articulate the multiple inequalities that women […]
Women consistently report negative experiences of the health care system. Poor services, or a lack of services at all, are the result of the benevolent moral and political policing, and medicalisation […]