V&A with The Scottish Design Galleries at the heart of it all, will explore what is unique about Scotland’s design landscape, historically but also today. Visitors will be able to experience it all free of charge.
There will be around 300 innovative objects in the galleries, all representing a wide range wide range of design disciplines from the decorative arts – including furniture, textiles, metalwork and ceramics – to fashion, architecture, engineering and digital design. Based on the upper floor of the museum, the 550m2 space will be split into three sections, each looking in detail at a different area of design.
Most of the objects will come from the V&A’s world-renowned collections of art, design and performance. V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be an international centre for design, housed in a world-class building created by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma at the heart of Dundee’s revitalised waterfront. It will host major exhibitions, celebrate design heritage, inspire and promote contemporary talent, and encourage future design innovation.
V&A Dundee will open in the second half of 2018, with the date to be announced. The £80.11 million construction project is on schedule and on budget.