Back to school for Special Collections

As well as being available to researchers, items from our collections are also in demand for exhibitions. Currently, pamphlets from the Bissett Collection are on show at Scotland Street School Museum in The Glasgow Schools, part of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.

Artist Ruth Ewan has produced poster works and a documentary on the alternative education provided by Proletarian, Socialist Sunday and Socialist Fellowship Schools, which had a strong following in Glasgow in particular. They offered a different style of education, with a focus on exploring left-wing ideology with children and youth.

Glasgow Schools webpage

The Glasgow Schools exhibition webpage

In the exhibition, which was curated by Kitty Anderson and Siobhan Carroll from the Common Guild, our pamphlets are exhibited alongside other archival material from public and private collections. The artworks and exhibition are supported by a range of events including talks and performances.

The exhibition opened on Friday 20th April and runs until Sunday 6th May.

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