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b l u e p r i n t  was a collaboration between a number of Glasgow galleries, archives and museums which took place in February and March 2013.

Initially conceived as an exploration of the links between alternative photographic processes and fine art photographic printmaking (printing with ink), the event grew in scope to encompass seven exhibitions, organized visits to five important archives, a programme of lectures and tie-ins with various engineering organizations.

b l u e p r i n t had its hub at Trongate 103 in Glasgow’s Merchant City. The map page shows all the locations. Click on the link Participating Organizations on the left to be taken to the b l u e p r i n t pages set up the participating organizations; alas there is no guarantee that these pages will be maintained.

A Facebook site was also established; this provides a chronological list of the events which took place.

blueprint is the term commonly applied to a cyanotype print when used to reproduce engineering and architectural drawings;  the exhibits in b l u e p r i n t include many other alternative photographic and photographic printmaking processes

‘Big Loco’ image courtesy of  National Records of Scotland / University of Glasgow Archive Services

Anna Atkins’ cyanotype copyright CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

b l u e p r i n t  I I   in September 2015, takes the blueprint concept further with an exhibition of gum and carbon prints, and photogravures and rotogravures