Glasgow Athenaeum

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Glasgow Athenaeum

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The Glasgow Athenaeum was founded in 1847 to provide courses in commerce, languages, music and the fine arts. Classes were initially held in the Assembly Rooms, Ingram Street, but, in 1888, the Athenaeum moved to a new building at St George's Place and Buchanan Street.

In 1888, the commercial teaching side of the Glasgow Athenaeum separated in name to become the Athenaeum Commercial College.

In 1890, a School of Music was established as a discrete department of the Athenaeum, with its own principal and prospectus.


Glasgow, Scotland

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Related entity

Glasgow Athenaeum Commercial College (1888-1915)

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The Glasgow Athenaeum Commercial College was established in 1888 to look after the commercial teaching side of the Glasgow Athenaeum.

Related entity

Geological Society of Glasgow (1858 to date)

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Dates of the relationship

From 1858

Description of relationship

Meetings of the Society were held at the Athenaeum.

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GB 249

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Created by Victoria Peters, February 2010.




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