There was a huge outpouring of support for Glasgow School of Art after the first, accidental, fire in May 2014.

Around 10% of the building was destroyed including the prized library.

A total of £24.7million was received and pledged for the restoration before the second, catastrophic fire which gutted the building as the project was nearing completion.

Celebrity donors included actors Brad Pitt, a Charles Rennie Mackintosh enthusiast and Peter Capaldi, who studied graphic design at GSA.

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Both agreed to be trustees of The Mackintosh Appeal which aimed to raise £20million to rebuild the prized library and other parts of the building. Around 10% was damaged in the first fire on May 23 2014.

Peter Capaldi said at the time: "There is no greater symbol of the artistic spirit of Scotland than the Mackintosh building.

The Herald: A model of the library rebuild A model of the library rebuild (Image: GSA)

"But more than that it is a symbol of where art belongs, rising as it does out of the heart of a great city. A mighty castle on a hill, it is a part of me, and of all Glaswegians."

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Dozens of charities contributed to the appeal as well as primary schools, colleges and university. Glasgow School of Art said the appeal was formally suspended in June 2018.

It declined to share the names of individual donors citing data protection laws.

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In the immediate aftermath, GSA also established a Phoenix Bursary scheme to help students affected by the fire to recreate lost work.

The initiative attracted a £750,000 contribution from the Scottish government, which has also pledged £5m in match funding towards the restoration costs.

Some of the biggest names in art, from Grayson Perry to Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley, also created artworks from the ashes of Glasgow School of Art to help raise funds for the rebuild.

Perry described the Mack as "the most famous art school building in Britain".