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.
SCOTLAND AND THE COMMONWEALTH
400 YEARS IN THE MAKING
MAIN HALL, JUNE – SEPTEMBER 2014, FREE
An exhibition which uses Scotland’s archives to highlight the nation’s historic links with the Commonwealth and to give a snapshot of a history we share with much of the world. In earlier centuries Scotland made a unique contribution with the outpouring of ideas, expertise and its population to every corner of the globe. Visitors, travellers, and immigrants to Scotland have in turn enriched the nation.
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.
Download a copy of the current Mitchell Event Card for information on Displays and Exhibitions coming up.