May’s fire at the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building was a shocker, destroying the extraordinary Mackintosh Library (and reminding many of us that we need to take a good hard look at our disaster preparedness). It was splendid to hear last week that two conferences are planned to begin discussing restoration of the Mackintosh, once one of the most beautiful libraries anywhere.
from the Telegraph Arts article linked above:
Professor Christopher Platt, head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the GSA, said: “What should the plans be for bringing the Mackintosh building into full use once more and how should we approach the particular issue of the Macintosh library?
“These are highly complex questions and by necessity any discussion must involve contributions from many different people and organisations from across the world.
“We will therefore host two symposia, the first in Venice this autumn and the second in Glasgow next spring, to explore the future of a space beloved by so many.”