Exhibitions

Exhibitions

We regularly add sets of images to our Flickr pages. They include New Lanark MillsTime of One's Own and some of our previous exhibitions.‌

Blueprint version of the locomotive plan of loco 3007. Blueprint 2013 Heritage Trail

In February 2013 we took take part in the Blueprint 2013 Heritage Trail. See the original drawings of the Queen Mary and the 'Big Loco' 3007 in our Searchroom.

The third page of the logbook of Andrew Service, sailor, HMS Medusa, 1802-1810. This page contains some general writings unconnected with his time on HMS Medusa. (GUAS Ref: UGC 182. Copyright reserved.) On board HMS Medusa

The logbook of Royal Navy sailor Andrew Service covers the period 1802 to 1825 but predominately includes remarks on his voyages on board HMS Medusa between 23 March 1802 and 10 June 1810.

Photograph print, entitled "W.B.26.  2 SEATER FIGHTER.  ROLLS-ROYCE EAGLE ENGINE IX.", from a William Beardmore & Co Ltd photographic album, c1917-1921. (GUAS Ref: UGD 100/1/11/3/77. Copyright reserved.) Take Flight!

This exhibition celebrated the Archive Awareness 2009 theme, 'Take Flight!'. Images from the William Beardmore & Co Ltd and the George Bennie Railplane collections are featured.‌

The matriculation entry of Adam Smith in 1737.  (GUAS Ref: GUA 26659 p96.  Copyright reserved.)  Adam Smith in Glasgow

Adam Smith (1723-1790) the moral philosopher and economist, was one of the most widely-read and influential thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment. Illustrates his time at the University of Glasgow.

Photograph of main block of Barkers department store, July 1959.  (GUAS Ref: HF 51/8/1/1/3 photo 35. Copyright reserved.) Barkers of Kensington

The House of Fraser announced the closure of its Barkers department store in Kensington in January 2006 after more than a century of retail history. The store and the people will forever be remembered in the House of Fraser Group Archive.

First page of The City of Glasgow Bank's list of shareholders and their holdings as at 17th July, 1878. (GUAS Ref: UGD 108/3 p9. Copyright reserved.) City of Glasgow Bank

The bank is infamous as the scene of Glasgow's greatest financial disaster of the Victorian era. The directors reported that business was booming. Then newspapers reported that the directors had decided to close the bank.

Coloured sketch of the 'Pier Works' titled "The 'Pier Works' lightship - Dover, June 1908."  (GUAS Ref: UGC 195/2/12. Copyright reserved.) Ernest Arthur Binstead

Ernest Arthur Binstead was a keen amateur artist who produced pencil drawings and watercolour sketches of the activities that went on around him in the late 1890s and early 1900s. Images from two sketchbooks are exhibited here.

Hannah Frank's illustration, entitled 'O Night', published under the pseudonym Al Aaraaf, in the Glasgow University Magazine (GUM), Vol 40 No 2 p41, 7th November 1928. (GUAS Ref: DC 198/1/36. Copyright reserved.) ‌Hannah Frank

The 'Hannah Frank: A Glasgow Artist - Drawing and Sculptures 100th Birthday Exhibition' was held in the University Chapel in 2008. Hannah was awarded a posthumous honorary degree from the University in June 2009.

Go to the International Archives Day exhibition. International Archives

Contributions made by the University of Glasgow and Scottish business to the world. Please select a region of the world to view highlights of our collections.

Ship No. 736 ready for launch (1). Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) 40 years on

Joint presentation from the National Archives of Scotland and the University of Glasgow, featuring photographs, many of which had not been seen for 40 years, on the building of the QE2.

The University of Glasgow and Japan: Industry and Trade poster.  The University of Glasgow and Japan 

The University of Glasgow has had strong connections with Japan since the 19th century.  This exhibition consists of a series of posters (in pdf format) that tell of past and present associations.