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In Pictures: Inside the new V&A Dundee

Scotland’s first museum dedicated to design is the centrepiece of a £1bn redevelopment of Dundee’s waterfront and has attracted worldwide interest.

The finished exterior of the new museum (Hufton+Crow/PA)
The finished exterior of the new museum (Hufton+Crow/PA)

In 2007 the first discussions were held to bring a design museum to Dundee that would change the face of the city. Now, 11 years later, the V&A has finally opened its doors for the first time.

A plethora of exhibits from numerous collections fill the uniquely shaped building – brought to life by architect Kengo Kuma – which has attracted interest from across the globe.

An inside view of the VandA, dubbed the ‘VandTay’ (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Exhibits in the Ocean Liners Speed and Style gallery (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Alison Brown, curator from Glasgow Museums, inside a Charles Rennie Mackintosh oak room (Andrew Milligan/PA)
The total museum floor space is 8,445 square metres (Hufton+Crow/PA)
The Scottish Design Galleries (Andrew Milligan/PA)
A person views a panel from the first-class smoking room on the Normandie in the Ocean Liners Speed and Style gallery (Andrew Milligan/PA)
There are 300 exhibits in the free-to-enter Scottish Design Galleries (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Architect Kengo Kuma outside the museum which opens on September 15 (Andrew Milligan/PA)



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