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Professor Irene McAra-McWilliam, who has been acting as joint interim director, will initially be appointed for one year with a “full candidate search” planned.
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Tom Inns, whose time as director of Glasgow School of Art has been marked by two major fires at the school’s historic Mackintosh building, has resigned.
Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland, the chair of Glasgow School of Art’s board, Muriel Gray, has said there’s “absolutely no way” that the rebuilt Mackintosh building “wouldn’t be a working art school”.
The venue on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street, which has been closed since the Glasgow School of Art fire in June, was hoping to reopen to the public on 14 September. However, Glasgow City Council has now stated that it is still not safe and there is currently no date for reoccupation.
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Work to stabilise the fire-ravaged building is continuing on schedule as the impact on businesses, residents and arts organisations within the security cordon continues to be felt.
Christine Borland’s current show ‘to The Power of Twelve’ looks at the history of Mount Stuart, a neo-gothic country mansion on the island of Bute, during the first world war when it was used as a naval hospital. She talks to Jessica Ramm about the project which sees her return to Mount Stuart fifteen years on from her first exhibition at the Grade A listed house.
In his first interview since the Mackintosh building fire on 15 June, Glasgow School of Art director Tom Inns has confirmed that the Mack will be rebuilt.
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Craft, design and illustration shop Welcome Home and Aye Aye Books book shop are hoping to raise £3,000 each to cover staff wages and other outgoings as the arts venue remains closed in the wake of the Mackintosh Building fire.
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The latest updates after Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building is devastated by fire for the second time in four years. Including: British and Scottish governments pledge to support restoration, Glasgow School of Art contractor previously condemned for fire safety failings, plus were lessons learned from 2014 fire?
As numbness turns to anger following Friday night’s fire at Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building, Chris Sharratt hopes that the building can rise again after this second even more devastating blaze.
A fire, which appears to be much worse than the one in 2014, has gutted Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building which was set to reopen next year.