Colin Paterson reports on the search for treasures amongst the rubble at Glasgow School of Art
Forensic archaeologists have begun sifting through the ashes of the fire-damaged Mackintosh Library at the Glasgow School of Art.
The experts hope to find items that could be restored or provide information for the building’s restoration.
The library, recognised as being one of the world’s finest examples of art nouveau, was destroyed by fire in May.
Similar work was carried out after the Windsor Castle fire in 1992.
Alison Stevenson, head of libraries, archives and collections at the GSA, said: “Immediately after the fire, with support from Historic Scotland, the GSA was able to remove substantial amounts of material from the Mackintosh Building.
“We are now turning to what is …read more
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