V&A at Dundee, unlike any other museum in Scotland, will focus on design – not design as a separate discipline, but its everyday impact – how it can delight, make things work and ultimately change lives.
V&A at Dundee will have more than 1,700 square metres of flexible gallery space, with one of the largest dedicated museum-standard exhibition spaces in Scotland.
There will be four galleries, hosting world-class design exhibitions (organised with the V&A and other national and international partners) alongside displays devoted to outstanding Scottish design – historical, contemporary and of the future.
V&A at Dundee aims to do what every good museum does – to inform, educate and entertain – but also explicitly intends to generate new creativity and innovation across Scotland.
As the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London, V&A at Dundee will be the first dedicated place for Scotland to celebrate this design heritage and nurture its emerging creative talent.
Through its wider learning and outreach programmes V&A at Dundee will provide inspiring opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn and get involved in design creativity. We intend to begin this work with communities in Dundee and further afield later in 2013.
V&A at Dundee will develop innovative programmes that aim to contribute to long-term economic growth by promoting the importance of design as an essential ingredient within business and enterprise.
In the run up to opening we are working with a variety of partners to deliver a programme of exhibitions and activities designed to provide a taste of the world-class shows and events Scotland will eventually enjoy through V&A at Dundee.