Papers of Professor Alan Tait, Department of History of Art, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Material relating to the University of Glasgow campus and buildings, 1978-1996
  • Material relating to the proposed Gallery of Scottish Art, 1986-1996
  • Material relating to the Scottish National Portait Gallery, 1993-1996
  • Material relating to the National Galleries of Scotland, 1993-1997
  • Material relating to the European City of Culture 1990 planned projects, 1987-1988

Administrative / Biographical History

Alan A H Tait was educated at the School of Architecture of Edinburgh College of Art where he received a Diploma in Architecture in 1961, and Jesus College, Cambridge, where he graduated PhD 1965. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer in the Department of History of Art at the University of Glasgow in 1976, and as Reader in 1982. He was then appointed Richmond Chair of Fine Art on 1 Oct 1984, a post he held until his retirement in 2002.


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Deposit : Professor Alan Tait : 8 Feb 1999 : ACCN 1760

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