The archives and collections of the Glasgow School of Art have moved into a new home.

The Whisky Bond development in the north of Glasgow, an artist studio and gallery, is to be a temporary home for the archives and collections of the art school (GSA).

The public will be able to have access to the material from the end of this month.

The GSA is in the process of recovering from the disastrous fire of 2014 and is currently being restored, including its library, which was destroyed in the conflagration.

HeraldScotland: Page\Park Architects have been appointed to be the design team that will lead the restoration of the Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building following the devastating fire. Pictured is   gv of exterior of the Mack building.

   Photograph by Colin Mearn

The GSA Archives include thousands of documents, photographs and artefacts relating to the institution, its students and alumni, as well as specialist holdings.

These include materials relating to the 'Glasgow Style', the archive of Gillespie Kidd & Coia (GKC) under the direction of Andy MacMillan and Isi Metzstein, and documents relating to the GSA and the First World War.

Susannah Waters, the GSA archivist, said: "Following the fire in the Mackintosh Building the archives were moved off site and kept in safe storage.

"During this time we were able to offer virtual access to our considerable holdings through our online archive.

"We are delighted that from the end of this month people will once again be able to come and consult the actual material here in our new home at The Whisky Bond."

The archives and collections are open by appointment.

Anyone who wishes to consult or research the material can contact the GSA archives department or search it online.

Peter Trowles, the Mackintosh curator at the school said: "The GSA Archives are an incredible resource which is going to be invaluable as the GSA undertakes the restoration of the Mack.

"We have detailed correspondence relating to the commissioning of the Mackintosh Building and the original construction work, photographs, plans, information on later changes to the original design and records of more recent conservation work.”

Yesterday the Glasgow School of Art choir announced that Creative Scotland has awarded it funding to enable it to commission Sir James MacMillan to compose a new choral work which will be premiered by the ensemble at the re-opening of the Mackintosh Building.

National Lottery funding of £4,000, together with support from The Glasgow School of Art, will allow the choir to proceed with the project.

Picture and video by Colin Mearns