V&A Museum of Design Dundee Opening Date Announced!

Earlier today the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum,  announced that it will be opening it’s doors to the world on Saturday 15th September! Here are some of the things you can expect:

The Scottish Design Galleries will be the focal point of the new museum and will explore Scotland’s design landscape, past, present and future. 300 objects from a wide range of disciplines will explore the everyday relevance of design, as well as the processes which underpin it.

The first major exhibition that will begin the museums’ ambitious international programme of touring exhibitions showcasing the very best of design from around the world will be Ocean Liners: Speed & Style. The exhibition will re-imagine the golden age of ocean travel and will give the public the opportunity to experience what it would have been like to step on board one of these great ‘floating palaces’ of the past.

The Michelin Design Gallery will showcase contemporary design talent through changing installations by emerging designers and creative projects developed through their programme which aims to be both fascinating and extremely relevant to the city. The first of these will be a Scottish Design Relay exhibition, presenting design prototypes created by young people in communities across Scotland from Orkney to Govan.

The temporary exhibitions and permanent galleries will be complemented by new commissions and installations, supporting and showcasing emerging creative talent. A new work by Turner Prize-nominated artist Ciara Phillips will welcome visitors as they reach the upper floor of the museum. A response to the V&A’s remarkable collections of Scottish design, Ciara’s site-specific installation will draw on research into textile histories and Scottish ceramic production.

Visiting the V&A Dundee would also include the opportunity to drop into the dynamic learning spaces, designed to accommodate visitors of all ages and backgrounds to learn from and take part in design creativity; a design residency studio where designers will share work-in-progress with visitors; a multi-purpose auditorium for conferences, design jams and community events; a café and shop; and a restaurant with spectacular views from its open terrace over RRS Discovery and the River Tay.