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Glasgow Museums

We have a long history of publishing – Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum opened in 1901, and people have been writing about and publishing on the city’s collections ever since. The focus of Glasgow Museums Publishing programme is naturally the one million plus objects held in these collections, but we also publish educational materials and on local history and archaeology.

Our bestsellers include 1970s’ Glasgow: Through the Lens, a collection of photographs taken around the city; Wildlife Around Glasgow: 50 remarkable sites to explore; and Pioneering Painters: The Glasgow Boys 1880-1900. We welcome proposals for co-publishing projects.

Established: 1901

Publications (yearly average): 5

Types of books published: Art, guidebooks to collections, scholarly catalogues, local history and archaeology, educational materials

Submission details: Please contact us before sending any material

Glasgow Museums highlights

1970s Glasgow: Through the Lens

1970s Glasgow: Through the Lens, featuring 84 photos from photographic surv​​eys taken during that decade.

Wildlife Around Glasgow

Wildlife Around Glasgow by Richard Sutcliffe.

The Kelvingrove Organ

The Kelvingrove Organ: A short history by Dr James Hunter.

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum, A Souvenir Guide.

The Golden Years of the Anchor Line

The Golden Years of the Anchor Line by Martin Bellamy and Bill Spalding.

Archaeology Around Glasgow

Archaeology Around Glasgow, 50 remarkable sites to visit by Susan Hothersall.

The Glasgow Boys

The Glasgow Boys were true artistic pioneers pursuing naturalist subject matter with strong, clean fresh colours. This exhibition looks at their body of work from 1880 until 1900 when it was at its most innovative and exciting.

Introducing the Glasgow Boys by Jean Walsh is published by Glasgow Museums Publishing.