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V&A Dundee opens to the world

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-09-13 15:16
The V & A musuem stands alongside the RRS Discovery in Dundee, Scotland, Britain. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

V&A Dundee opens its doors for the first time to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018. Today its beautiful, light-filled interiors designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma have been revealed for the first time.

As Scotland's first design museum, V&A Dundee tells a global story, investigating the international importance of design alongside presenting Scotland's outstanding design achievements.

V&A Dundee's construction and fit-out took three and a half years to complete and it 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 north-east coast of Scotland, it stretches out into the River Tay – a new landmark connecting the city with its historic waterfront, and a new major cultural development for Scotland and the UK.

At the heart of the museum the Scottish Design Galleries feature 300 exhibits drawn from the V&A's rich collections of Scottish design, as well as from museums and private collections across Scotland and the world.

At the centre of these galleries stands the magnificent Charles Rennie Mackintosh Oak Room meticulously restored, conserved and reconstructed through a partnership between V&A Dundee, Glasgow Museums and Dundee City Council. Visitors to the museum will be able to experience once again Mackintosh's extraordinary talent in designing this room, lost to view for nearly 50 years.

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