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Tuesday 1st of July 2014
It will be hard to replace the originals, but Car Hire Glasgow Airport do hope the students can recreate as much of their lost work.
Those students affected by the Glasgow School of Art fire, will be offered a £750,000 fund to try and replace the lost work, as it has been revealed the bill to restore the fire damaged building could be up to £35 million.
The students will be able to bid for a share of the Phoenix Bursary Fund, to help them recreate their work and recover from the setback of missing their final degree show. A host of big name enthusiasts of the Mackintosh building will be helping launch an appeal to help bring it back to its former glory.
Scottish education secretary Michael Russell said “As well as doing very serious damage to one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings, last month’s fire put the future opportunities available to some of Scotland’s most talented young artists in doubt. The Scottish Government has pledged to help the school through this very difficult period and I am very pleased to offer financial aid for their final year students. These are truly exceptional circumstances and no student should have their chance of potentially flourishing career affected by this awful incident. I hope our assistance will enable a talented group of students to show resilience and successfully create a new body of work.”
Experts at Historic Scotland confirmed that 90% of the iconic building had survived with out too much damage.