Exhibitions at The Mitchell
The Mitchell hosts many exhibitions throughout the year from small displays of our own extensive collections to major exhibitions from national and international artists.
The Mitchell Library is home to a whole host of treasured items of literature. This special collection includes an exceptional range of manuscripts, bibles, maps, photographs and poems. These pieces can be accessed via our Special Collections team however every month one or more of these precious items is on display on level 2 of the Mitchell Library for public view.
Throughout May to July a small display of recent aquisitions of Folio Society Limited Editions will be on view. These include Facsimilies of Spencer's Faerie Queene, one of the most beautiful works of the Arts and Crafts movement and the Fitzwilliam Book of Hours, an outstanding sixteenth century illuminated manuscript.
The Mitchell has been home to a variety of major exhibitions over the years, some of which include Inspired, celebrating Robert Burns’ 250th Anniversary, Glasgow International Exhibitions and the annual Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts Show.
More than a Game: How Scotland Shaped World Football
An outreach collaboration between Glasgow Libraries and Glasgow Museums to accompany the Kelvingrove exhibition, celebrating Scotland's love of football, including exhibitions, displays, talks and activities. Click here to find out more.
Open Museum display: Football Fans Bus
Granville Street Foyer, 25 Apr – 14 Jun, accessible during library opening times.
Free, drop in all ages
Created by young people from the Castlemilk Youth Complex, this display is a fun exploration of what it means to be a football fan in Glasgow.
Scotch whisky: From Grain to Glass
Fri 31 May - Wed 31 July 2013. Main hall. Free
An exhibition exploring the rich heritage of Scotland’s national drink which brings together an array of images and artefacts from several Scotch Whisky producers and enthusiasts. Visitors will learn everything from how Scotch Whisky is made to how it is marketed and exported. The exhibition explains, through images and words, how the "What is Whisky?" debate of the early 20th century led to a Royal Commission report which helped establish the modern day Scotch Whisky industry.
Our Glasgow - An exhibition by young refugees
Mon 17 Jun - Sat 22 Jun. Granville street foyer. Free.
An exhibition of photographs taken on various projects over the last 3 years. The images show the variety and vibrancy of the city, seen through the eyes of the new young arrivals. Glasgow’s streets, parks, culture, community and heritage are all explored in a series of stunning photographs created collectively. This event is run with the support of the Scottish Refugee Council.
Download a copy of the current Mitchell Events card for information on Displays and Exhibitions coming up.