Scotland will get its first design museum when V&A Dundee opens to the general public on 15 September 2018. It has been established in shut partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and would be the solely V&A museum within the world exterior of that one. It will function everlasting galleries of Scottish design, in addition to an formidable worldwide programme of adjusting exhibitions. These will cowl structure, ceramics, engineering, trend, furnishings, healthcare, jewelry, textiles, video game design and extra.
The exhibitions will embrace new design commissions, fast-changing installations by rising designers and artistic tasks developed by the museum’s studying programme. Its galleries will probably be free to enter and can function round 300 displays drawn from the collections of the V&A, in addition to from museums and personal collections throughout Scotland and the world.
The £80m V&A Dundee has been designed by Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma, and is situated on the centre of the £1 billion transformation of the Dundee waterfront, which was as soon as a part of town’s docklands. Its advanced geometry has been impressed by the cliffs alongside the east coast of Scotland, and it stretches out into the River Tay.
At the centre of its galleries will stand Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s magnificent Oak Room, absolutely restored and preserved for future generations in a partnership with Glasgow Life. Other key objects within the Scottish Design Galleries will embrace a fantastically adorned 15th century Book of Hours, a spectacular Cartier ‘Valkyrie’ diamond tiara, authentic Beano artworks from Dundee publishers DC Thomson, and the snap40 digital machine that has been designed to enhance healthcare.
The museum’s opening exhibition, Ocean Liners: Speed & Style, will discover the designs behind a mode of transport that got here to signify the standing of nations and the aspirations of hundreds of thousands. The present, organised by the V&A and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, is the primary to discover the design and cultural impression of the ocean liner on a global scale.
“After many years of planning for V&A Dundee, we are absolutely thrilled to announce the date of the new museum’s opening, ” says Philip Long, Director of V&A Dundee. “It is the country’s first museum dedicated to design, which visitors will be able to experience and get involved with in very many ways. Particularly important is that the new museum enables major V&A exhibitions to be seen more widely by more people across the UK.”
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