The opening of the V&A Dundee is, in the world of museums, one of the most significant new openings of 2018. The V&A Dundee, which will open its designer doors on 15 September, is the first V&A outside of London and Scotland’s first design museum. Designed by award-winning Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the museum sits on the River Tay and its bold shape and form is incredibly striking.
Inspired by the cliffs on Scotland’s East Coast, the museum celebrates Scottish design, with 300 exhibits ranging from architecture to fashion, healthcare to furniture, and engineering to video game design. Highlights include a Cartier Valkyrie diamond tiara commissioned by the late Mary Crewe-Milnes, Duchess of Roxburghe; the Book of Hours, the oldest object in the Scottish Design Galleries, made in Rouen in northern France around 1480; and Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Oak Room.
The inaugural exhibition will be Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, which will be on until 24 February 2019. — vandadundee.org