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V&A Dundee

Dundee

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Opening 15 September 

Housed in Kengo Kuma’s ship-shaped landmark on Dundee’s waterfront, the new V&A will tell the history of Scottish design. The museum’s centrepiece is a forensic reconstruction of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Oak Room interior, designed for Miss Cranston’s Ingram Street Tearooms in 1907. Other key exhibits in the Scottish Galleries include the first version of Speedos, designed by Scottish emigrant Alexander MacRae in the 1920s; the original artwork for Dennis the Menace by David Law; and a 15th-century Book of Hours.  The exhibition schedule will have a more international focus, with new commissions and installations by emerging designers, while the museum will also host shows touring from the V&A in London, beginning with ‘Ocean Liners: Speed and Style’. Find out more from the V&A Dundee’s website.

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The V&A Dundee. Photo: Hufton + Crow

Signed photograph of Arne Borg (1927), used to promote Speedo Racerback swimsuits. Courtesy V&A Dundee

Drawing by Sir Hugh Casson of the Oak Room in the Ingram Street Tea Rooms (1935). Courtesy V&A Dundee

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