Professor quits Art School post

Professor Tom Inns and Glasgow School of Art.

The director of Glasgow School of Art – Prof Tom Inns – is stepping down from his role, it has been reported by BBC Scotland.

His five years in charge covered a troubled period in which the school’s category A-listed Mackintosh building was twice ravaged by fire.

In June this year, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh masterpiece building was destroyed by a huge blaze.

The Mackintosh building had been undergoing a £35m restoration project after a previous fire in 2014.

Muriel Gray, who is the chairwoman of the GSA’s board of governors, said: “He has had the most challenging tenure at the helm of GSA and we are truly grateful for all his enormous commitment and hard work – especially over the course of the past few months.”

Until a successor has been appointed, the GSA will be led by the school’s deputy directors, Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam and Prof Ken Neil.

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The fire-ravaged Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed Glasgow School of Art.

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