V&A at Dundee
V&A at Dundee will be an international centre of design for Scotland. It will celebrate Scotland's historic importance in design and host major exhibitions of outstanding design, helping people understand their own and others' cultural heritage.
The V&A at Dundee forms part of the V&A's long-term vision to bring the Museum’s collections and exhibitions to a wider audience through a strong association with Dundee.
The project is being delivered by Design Dundee Ltd. - a partnership between the V&A, the University of Dundee, the University of Abertay Dundee, Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise. Philip Long has been appointed as the Director of V&A at Dundee to lead the project.
Japanese architectural practice Kengo Kuma & Associates won the international architecture competition to design a landmark building for V&A at Dundee on the banks of the River Tay. The bold and ambitious design is a harmonious and integrated response to the waterfront site and offers fantastic spaces to exhibit design collections.
Work is due to start on site in 2013. Until the building opens in 2015, there will be a series of events and exhibitions in Dundee. Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography will open at the McManus Galleries in October 2012, building on the success of the inaugural showing of Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee in 2011.