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Donated GSoA architectural drawings to inform restoration work

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September 1 2015

Donated GSoA architectural drawings to inform restoration work
A set of architectural drawings of the Glasgow School of Art, the most comprehensive of their type, are to inform ongoing work to restore the school whilst serving as an educational resource.

Drawn up by Phd student George Cairns in the early 1990s the set of 22 ‘A1’ drawings are drawn to a scale of 1:100 scale based on available records.

Cairns said: “I am delighted to be able to return to Glasgow today after so many years and to be able to donate this set of drawings which I made as part of my doctoral thesis to the GS. I hope very much that they will prove of interest and use to the teams working on the restoration of the Mack and to generations of students who have the privilege to study Mackintosh’s masterpiece.”

Liz Davidson, senior project manager for the Mackintosh Building Restoration project, added: “We are keen to continue to access as much information as possible about the building in planning our approach to the restoration. Professor Cairns’ has already been generous in his time in liaising with the design team and these particularly detailed drawings are going to be an invaluable source of information.”

Cairns, now a professor at QUT business school, presented his drawings to the school this morning.
The drawings will be digitised and made available via the school's online archives in the coming months
The drawings will be digitised and made available via the school's online archives in the coming months
The school will add the drawings to its existing collection of archive material
The school will add the drawings to its existing collection of archive material

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