Glasgow Women's Library

Lending library, archive and museum in the heart of Glasgow

23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, G40 1BP, +44 (0)141 550 2267

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Glasgow Women's Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women's lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programme of public events and learning opportunities. GWL's vision is of a world in which every woman is able to fulfill her potential and where women's historical, cultural and political contributions to society are fully recognized, valued and celebrated. The organisation celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016.

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International Priorities

Supporting ERASMUS and international placements and internships; sharing of best practice with international organisations including women's libraries/archives/museums worldwide; professional development visits to European women's museums in Denmark and Sweden (supported by Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education Travelling Grant). 

Key Strengths

We are a multi award-winning organisation; we were awarded Collection of National Significance by Museums Galleries Scotland in 2015, in recognition of our unique collections; we have a fantastic volunteer programme, providing opportunities for women to develop their skills, confidence and experience;  we are particularly experienced at working with harder- to-reach women and with diverse communities - some of our projects include outreach work with black and minority ethnic (BME) women, and adult literacy and numeracy.  

Seeking Partnerships With

We are open to partnership working with any organisations that support our work, but we are particularly interested in working with women's libraries/archives/museums, or international women writers. 

Purpose of Partnerships

We would love to host international women writers as part of our learning programmes; develop new content for our collections (film, writing, artwork); create partnerships and new relationships with organisations to enable us to share ideas and best practice.