The Glasgow School of Art’s (GSA) archives and collections are particularly famous for their focus on Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but they also span a huge range of topics relating to the school’s activities since its opening 1845. You can find examples of art, design and architectural work by former GSA students and staff alumni, including a large number of items by Mackintosh himself. There are also items collected by the School to use as teaching aids, including plaster cast copies of famous sculptures and examples of embroidery from around the world.

The School’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh collection is also Recognised of National Significance to Scotland.

You can explore the collections online at www.gsa.ac.uk/archives (click on an image or date range to browse the holdings or use the search box at the top right to look for specific words or phrases).

1. GSA Archives and Collections

The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections are currently based at The Whisky Bond and are open by appointment to all researchers including GSA staff and students, and external visitors including members of the general public.


The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Road, Glasgow G4 9SS


The Archives and Collections are open from 10am to 4pm Mondays – Fridays.

To see the collections, you’ll need an appointment to visit the reading room – email archives@gsa.ac.uk or phone 0141 566 1418. For more information see: https://gsaarchives.net/visit/

Find information on how to book group visits at https://gsaarchives.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/GroupBookings2015.pdf

Getting there

Free parking is available on site or in the surrounding roads. A map and public transport details are available here: https://www.thewhiskybond.co.uk/find-us/


The building is fully accessible.

How to find us

GSA Archives and Collections

Glasgow G4 9SS, UK

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