It’s a monumental occasion for architectural history and design history: the opening of the new V&A Dundee, Scotlands’s first design museum. Designed by internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, V&A Dundee stands at the centre of the £1 billion transformation of the Dundee waterfront, once part of the city’s docklands. With its complex geometry, inspired by the dramatic cliffs along the east coast of Scotland, it stretches out into the River Tay –a new landmark reconnecting the city with its historic waterfront, and a major new cultural development for Scotland and the UK.
The new museum will feature permanent galleries of Scottish design, as well as an ambitious international programme of changing exhibitions showcasing the very best of design from around the world.
The Michelin Design Gallery will showcase contemporary design talent, starting with an exhibition of V &A Dundee’s pre-opening national project, the Scottish Design Relay, presenting design prototypes created by young people in communities across Scotland from Orkney to Govan.