Monday, 9 July 2018

Glasgow Women's Library nominated for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Glasgow Women's Library

I was delighted to hear (on BBC Radio 4's Front Row) that Glasgow Women's Library was one of the 5 finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018.

The others on the shortlist were Brooklands Museum, Ferens Art Gallery, The Postal Museum, and Tate St Ives.

Glasgow Women's Library is the only accredited museum in the UK dedicated to women's lives, histories and achievements, Glasgow Women's Library offers archives, exhibitions and events in the heart of the city's East End.

The library began as a grassroots project in 1991 and has since grown to become a multi-award-winning resource attracting leading academics and artists.

As well as offering a free lending library, GWL holds a treasure trove of historical and contemporary artefacts and archive materials, from Suffragette memorabilia and 1930s dress-making patterns to rare 1970s Scottish Women’s Liberation newsletters, making it a Recognised Collection of National Significance.

Aiming to empower women whatever their background, the library offers a range of events and learning opportunities from one-to-one literacy tutoring and creative workshops to film screenings and guided walks exploring the hidden histories of women in Glasgow.

Tate St Ives was declared the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 last week.

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