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Anniversary notes on attempts to date and place a poem (p.117)- Ama Ata Aidoo

Letter in January and in the notes section at the end of the book Barby discovered that the poem is placed in Glasgow and dated September 21, 1991. We are now 30 years on from that date and are marking this anniversary and noting that her words continue to resonate today.

that sinking feeling – A GYG exhibition

that sinking feeling is the final output from the 2020/21 GoMA Youth Group (GYG), a collective of young people aged between 16 and 25. This year’s GYG have been working with us since September 2020. Through this collaboration, they hope to help us develop the Gallery as a space where young people feel represented. 

We are now accepting applications for the new cohort of the GoMA Youth Group 2021-2022

The GoMA Youth Group would like to invite young people aged 16-25 to take part in our 2020/21 programme.

We are looking for people with an interest in museums, galleries, or contemporary art. or who consider themselves creative and are looking to develop skills and experience while meeting like-minded individuals.

Sustainable Fashion

part of Glasgow Museums’ Climate Stories, Hayley, a current member of the GoMA Youth Group, shares tips on how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle through our fashion choices. Inspired by our Drink in the Beauty exhibition currently on show in Gallery 3, Hayley discusses the devastating impact human choices have on our planet, and the steps we can take to combat it. 

Reminisces of GoMA by the GoMA Youth Group

As part of the GoMA at 25 celebrations, the GoMA Youth Group (GYG) recently hosted GoMA through the Ages, an online workshop where they creatively explored the history of our… Read more Reminisces of GoMA by the GoMA Youth Group

GYG traineeship opportunity

The GoMA Youth Group (GYG) is a Creative Scotland funded programme. It was established in 2019 to give local young people the opportunity to develop creative skills by working with… Read more GYG traineeship opportunity

Open call to collaborate with GoMA for a creative interpretation of the Gallery’s handling box.

We are looking for two freelance contributors to:
1. Write short pieces responding to the objects in the GoMA handling box, to be posted on the GoMA blog (; 2. Film the objects for wider online sharing, on the Glasgow Museums social media and YouTube channels->

Digital takeover day – The GoMA Youth Group on climate change

For Kids in Museums’ Digital Takeover Day, the GoMA Youth Group discuss their thoughts on climate change and how contemporary art can meaningfully raise awareness of these issues. In the… Read more Digital takeover day – The GoMA Youth Group on climate change

Still from Urgent Nature (2019) Jo Ganter. Courtesy & © the artist

Scotland: the climate crisis and a changing landscape

Drink in the Beauty is an exhibition of work from Glasgow Museums’ collection at GOMA which will open to the public on 4 June 2021. The show looks at landscapes and nature through art and encourages us to think about how nature is changing as we interact with it – positively and negatively. Today is Earth Day and in advance of this show we are publishing this blog post which talks about how the climate crisis is affecting animals and the landscape in Scotland.