Drop in and browse through the Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design. It is a collection of five hundred designs beginning with the advent of mechanical reproduction all the way through to the contemporary designs of today. In this extensive collection you will find everything from the Gutenberg Bible, Bauhaus, Andy Warhol, maps of the New York Subway to album covers and commissioned posters.
To view this amazing resource just speak to a member of staff at the front desk.
This zine workshop is part of an ongoing research project to look at what we can do to disrupt the structures of power in the library, including promoting underrepresented and marginalised voices, confronting whiteness, understanding microaggressions, and identifying barriers to engagement with the library.
The workshop aims to encourage students to think critically about the collections, the spaces and services and is intended to start a discussion that helps us begin to unravel institutional bias.
The workshop runs from 4.30pm-6.30pm on Tuesday 26th November in the Library’s quiet study space. Spaces are limited, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to book a space.
Glasgow School of Art Library are running Learning Technology Tea Breaks on a Thursday and Fridaythrough Semester 1 in the Library. They are short classes that focus on a specific topic each week. They happen on a Thursday evening at 5.30pm and a Friday afternoon at 3.30pm. All classes take place in the Quiet Study Space, upstairs in the Library.
Semester 1 Tea Breaks
17th/18th October – Using Microsoft Word for dissertations
24th/25th October – Referencing
31st/1st Oct/Nov – Library Essentials for PHD and Post Grad students
7th/8th November – Scanning
14th/15th November – Editing Images in Photoshop
28th/29th November – Creating a Photozine using InDesign
5th/6th December – Webtastic, a look at portfolio websites
12th/13th December – Repeat Patterns in Adobe Illustrator
To celebrate all things gruesome and ghoulish this Hallowe’en, we’ve digitised a number of spooky images from our Special Collections at https://www.pinterest.co.uk/gsalibrary/gsa-library-halloween/
We have added some new contemporary art resources, including Black artists & modernism, Contemporary And, Contemporary And América Latina and Nka: journal of contemporary African art. These are listed on our Race and Rights subject guide. You can also find out about other ways the library is working on diversifying the library collections at our Emancipating our collections pages.
We’ve digitised our collection of movable and pop-up books. Movable books include various formats such as concertina, lift-the-flap, pull-tabs and revolving pictures. Our collection is varied and includes pop-ups of children’s fairy tales, human anatomy, three dimensional Norman Rockwell paintings, and the expanding little town of Popville. You can view images of the collection here
The Glasgow School of Art’s Archives and Collections are delighted to announce the launch of a new online catalogue for our holdings, see: http://www.gsa.ac.uk/archives
We’ve recently migrated to a new system for our collections management activities and for our online catalogue which allows uses to search and browse our catalogue in more ways, including by collection title, image thumbnail, name, subject, place or date range. The new system will also allow Archives and Collections staff to better track additional information about the collections, such as locations and conservation information, so there’s lots of improvements going on behind the scenes too! You can find out about more new features by checking out our blog post here: https://gsaarchives.net/2019/06/announcing-a-new-online-catalogue-for-gsas-archives-and-collections/.
We really hope you enjoy using our new catalogue. If you need any help using the catalogue, or if you’re interested in finding our more about our holdings and how they can support learning, teaching and research, or if you’d like to make an appointment to view material in person, please contact us by emailing email@example.com