These moving photos are ‘rebuilding’ Glasgow School of Art

The Mac Photographic Archive wants to create a lasting image-based memory of the building adored by so many

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Casandra Philpott

When the iconic Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed Glasgow School of Art caught fire, causing lasting damage to the building, students mourned the loss of their degree show work and a nation grieved for one of Britain's most exemplary buildings. The Mac Photographic Archive have taken steps to "rebuild" the much loved school by asking people to send in their photos of the art school to create a crowdsourced document of the building's interior. If you have images from time spent at Glasgow School of Art then they'd love to hear from you.

The online archive lays out the blueprints of the school's architecture and allows the user to view each room individually, with a wide range of photography styles from different eras. It's a beautiful way to pay tribute to a universally loved building that left many heartbroken.

At this year's graduation, over one hunred fine art students were awarded their degrees and the Newbury Medal, an award usually reserved for one high performing student, was this year awarded to the fire service for their incredbile diligence and hard work in battling the blaze. The damage caused by the fire could cost up to £35m to repair and four years to restore, but the school must wait for the conclusions of a police investigation before proceeding with repairs.

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