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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.




40 Years of Publishing in Scotland 


6-19 October 2014 Mitchell Foyer



Publishing in Scotland has seen a remarkable renaissance over the past 40 years. Part of that renewed vigour and growth is due to the creation in 1974 of the Scottish General Publishers Association, later the Scottish Publishers Association (“the SPA”), and even later Publishing Scotland​.

While Publishing Scotland are firmly focused on the present and future, it is a great opportunity to look back on what publishers have achieved and the changes they've gone through. This exhibition gives a flavour of the past 40 years with some pictures that best represent publishing in Scotland from 1974-2014. There will also be a free 40th Anniversary booklet to take away.​

Mitchell Treasures


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.


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