Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Library Secures Major Design Library of James Templeton & Co and Stoddard International

The design archive and heritage carpet collection of James Templeton & Co and Stoddard International, Scotland’s most successful carpet manufacturers, has been bought by the University of Glasgow in conjunction with Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Museums with the assistance of a £172,000 grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
As part of the project, the firm's former design library will come to Glasgow School of Art Library, along with a substantial number of large design folios that were used by the carpet designers to inform and inspire their work.
A long-term programme of work to catalogue the library and make it available for study will be formulated upon its arrival.
You can read the press release here:
Link: http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_107179_en.html