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Dress and Textiles and the Value of KE Networks

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Connecting with the past through Dress and Textiles

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Dress & Textiles: Find your perfect fit

It is easy to find patterns in the work we do about Dress and Textiles in the College of Arts. Our research is innovative and exciting; it is colourful and richly textured both literally and metaphorically. We look through archives to uncover the history of dress design and textile manufacturing. We also do more technical […]

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Dress and Textiles in the College of Arts

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Performing Arts: Ruins to Opera

Performing Arts in the College of Arts is about music and movement, the old and the new. We write fresh, up-to-date translations of ancient plays for new audiences, and produce innovative works of art to be performed in public. We are inspired by ruins to question the passing of time through text and image, and […]

Working with the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on NationLive

Scottish universities have a tradition of being responsive to the needs of industry and civil society: this means that engagement ‘beyond the cloisters’ with commercial, artistic and welfare communities is simply part of our day to day work. Often this means that serendipitous connections built up over time lead to unanticipated consequences. So it was […]

Partnering with the Visual Arts Industry

Working with Visual Arts is a whole spectrum of activities from analysing Medieval paint work to raising the profile of French comic strips, known as Bande Dessinée. The College of Arts has launched innovative crowdsourcing projects such as Your Paintings Tagger and Art Detective to draw on expertise across the world, as well as using […]

Putting ourselves in the picture: visual arts and the University

Glasgow is a wonderful place to engage in academic work on the visual arts. From its medieval heritage, embodied in the Cathedral and its rich history, to the wealth of historic collections in the city, displayed at venues such as the Burrell or Kelvingrove, and up to the vibrancy of its renowned contemporary art scene, […]

Life Is A Journey – Mapping Metaphor

Describing life as a journey is a metaphor that works in a straightforward and predictable way. It is very common to take a concrete idea (a journey) and use it to describe an abstract concept (life). It is a metaphor that most people would understand and use without thinking, but do you know when that […]

Writing and Publishing: ‘On Getting Out the House’

Writing is a dangerous profession. There are the obvious hazards: alcoholism, drug misuse, the misery inherent in spending every day probing the darkest recesses of the human soul. And then there’s the loneliness. The tendency to spend one’s days chained to the desk, drinking too much coffee and eating too many gelatine-free Percy Pig sweets. […]