Blog: Archives

  • Call & Response: Women in Surrealism

    by Camilla Nordgren and Sarah Petersen, project volunteers, 30 November 2016

    An introduction to an ongoing project with Glasgow Women's Library.

    Call & Response: Women in Surrealism

    Call & Response participants in the archive with archivist Kirstie Meehan.

  • 16 Surrealists in a Photo Booth

    by Phil Hunt, Digital Technical Officer, 08 September 2016

    As the FLICK_EU photo booth at Facing the World captures images of visitors from across Europe we look at how the Surrealists were already using the photo booth to create works of art almost 90 years ago.

    16 Surrealists in a Photo Booth

    Photo booth image of Rene Magritte (detail from montage in La Revolution Surrealiste)

  • Beuys and Demarco in the Archives

    by Alex Singerman, Project Archivist: Richard Demarco Archive, 02 August 2016

    Alex Singerman introduces a new display in the Keiller Library.

    Beuys and Demarco in the Archives

    Beuys and Demarco in the Archives.

  • Behind the Scenes at West Dean College: Preparing Archive Material for Surreal Encounters

    by Sarah Hughes, Bronwen Glover and Simon Sultana Harkins, West Dean College, 21 July 2016

    Staff and students at West Dean College explain how archive materials are prepared for loan.

    Behind the Scenes at West Dean College: Preparing Archive Material for Surreal Encounters

    Mito Matsumaru working on the material. Photo by Robert Cunes.

  • A History of The British Art Show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

    by Neil Ogg, Archivist, 18 February 2016

    Neil Ogg introduces a new archive display, exploring the history of the British Art Show in Edinburgh.

    A History of The British Art Show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

    Floorplan for British Art Show 4 at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

  • Snow in the archive

    by Neil Ogg, Archivist, 31 December 2015 1 Comments

    Neil Ogg introduces a new wintry display of archive material at Modern One

    Snow in the archive

    The snow themed display at Modern One

  • Objects in the Archive

    by Neil Ogg, Archivist, 03 November 2015

    Neil Ogg introduces a new display of archive objects at Modern One

    Objects in the Archive

    The 'Objects in the Archive' display vitrine at Modern One

  • Playing Archive Games

    by Carson & Miller, Artists, 09 October 2015

    Artists Carson & Miller talk about how art can be explored through game-playing.

    Playing Archive Games

    Playing Archive Games

  • 'Toys by Artists': a new archive display at Modern One

    by Neil Ogg, Archivist, 24 July 2015

    Neil Ogg, Archivist at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, introduces a new display of archive material

    'Toys by Artists': a new archive display at Modern One

    'Toys by Artists' archive material installed in the vitrine display

  • Tracing the origins of Surrealism

    by Kirstie Meehan, 27 March 2015 1 Comments

    Kirstie Meehan, Archivist at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, reflects on the roots of Surrealism, with reference to a new display in Modern Two's Keiller Library.

    Tracing the origins of Surrealism

    ‘The Hunting of the Snark’ by Lewis Carroll with illustrations by Henry Holiday, 1898 (detail)

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