V&A Museum of Design Dundee
V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be an international centre for design that will develop over 1,700 square metres of flexible gallery space, boasting one of the largest dedicated museum-standard exhibition spaces in Scotland.
Opening in 2018, V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be an international centre of design for Scotland - the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London.
Renowned architect Kengo Kuma's first British building, V&A Dundee will be, in the architect's words, 'a new living room for the city' – a place for all to enjoy and find inspiration. The galleries will be dedicated to the story of Scotland's outstanding design heritage, of the past, present and future. It will showcase world-class touring exhibitions from the V&A and show exhibitions of Scottish design. The best of international design will be imported to Scotland, and the brilliance of Scottish design will be exported to the world.
Programmes are designed specifically for audiences – from families, schools, young people to business and communities. V&A Dundee will be the first museum to run a programme specifically promoting design-led business innovation. Through this, creativity will be put at the heart of business, be they creative industries, start ups or established multi-nationals.
V&A Dundee will not only raise the level of aspiration amongst its visitors but also contribute to civic pride. Economic impact research highlighted the many ways in which V&A Dundee will impact positively on the city and the wider region, supporting inward investment, accelerating its development and leading to the creation of many tourism-related and other jobs.
Funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery will enable the international design museum to work with people in surrounding areas and across Scotland, developing its community activities and encouraging widespread participation in its core outreach programme.