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The organized tour has now taken place, however, arrangements have been put in place to allow individuals to contact the Archives directly to book viewings of the items which were on show. The original viewing dates are still shown below, but additional Facebook events have been created to provide an update on the arrangements - it is not necessary to be a Facebook user to view these pages.  In general, the selected items can be seen until the end of March without having to make searches of the various registers and databases to identify items of interest.  The direct links to the Archives’ main websites have been retained.

Monday, 18 February - 14:00

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

personally inspect Glasgow’s rare copy of Anna Atkins’ Book of British Algae; also see blueprints of Glasgow trams and the original subway


Tuesday, 19 February - 10:30

University of Glasgow Archive Services

see the original drawings of the Queen Mary and the ‘Big Loco’ in the archives held in Thurso Street


Tuesday, 19 February - 14:00

University of Glasgow Library Special Collections

see examples of early photographic images, including pioneering work by Hill and Adamson and the emerging use of photography in art, science and engineering;  with examples of photographically-illustrated books


Wednesday, 20 February - 10:30

City Archives, Mitchell Library

blueprints of Glasgow’s engineering heritage, including the 1901 Exhibition; also see classic pictorialist photogravures from the Archive’s set of Camera Work published between 1903 & 1917


Wednesday, 20 February - 14:00

Riverside Museum

see the famous 15F class locomotive (the ‘Big Loco’) in the company of the Transport and Technology Curator