Rock star Bryan Ferry is backing a project to build a £20 million graduate and research centre at a major art school.
Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is creating the centre as part of the redevelopment of its Garnethill campus in the city.
It will be a hub for the school's post-graduate and research communities, whose work covers areas including sustainability, health and wellbeing, urbanism and regeneration, and design innovation.
A Glasgow School of Art Development Trust has been set up to raise £10 million towards the cost of the building.
Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry, who is on the board of trustees, praised the GSA for its international reputation, teaching and research quality and graduates' achievements, adding: "I am delighted to be a trustee of the GSA Development Trust and look forward to working with my colleagues and the school over the next few years to create this revolutionary centre for post-graduate education and research."
GSA will contribute the remaining £10 million, which will be raised through a combination of sales proceeds from the disposal of sites made surplus by the new centre and other revenue streams.
It is envisaged that a design competition for the new building will take place in 2014/15, with work on the site beginning in 2016.
Professor Seona Reid, of GSA, said: "As well as offering greatly-enhanced facilities for existing researchers and post-graduate programmes, the new graduate and research centre will help the GSA realise its ambitious growth plans in these areas."
Others on the board of trustees include writer Muriel Gray and Boyd Tunnock, of Tunnock's the teacake makers.
Deutsche Bank UK chief executive Colin Grassie, who is chairman of the trustees, said: "There has never been a more exciting time to be associated with the GSA and it is a great privilege to serve as chairman of the Glasgow School of Art Development Trust at this pivotal point in its history."