Ocean line exhibition will launch Scotland's new V&A museum

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-19 03:22:50|Editor: yan
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LONDON, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Scotland's new Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A Museum) is to open on Sept. 15 with an exhibition recalling the golden age of ocean travel aboard the great liners of the world, it was announced Thursday.

The exhibition will be the first to explore the design and cultural impact of the ocean liner on an international scale and will be the first major show to be exhibited at the multi-million dollar V&A museum in the city of Dundee.

The stunning building which has changed the skyline of Dundee will be the only V&A museum in the world outside London.

Visitors to V&A Dundee will experience a remarkable story of design past, present and future, and the vital contribution design makes to everyone's lives.

Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Kengo Kuma, V&A Dundee stands at the center of a 1.4 billion U.S. dollars transformation of the Dundee waterfront, once part of the city's docklands.

With its complex geometry, inspired by the dramatic cliffs along the east coast of Scotland, it stretches out into the River Tay as a new landmark reconnecting the city with its historic waterfront, and a major new cultural development for Scotland.

The new museum will feature permanent galleries of Scottish design, as well as an ambitious international program of changing exhibitions showcasing the very best of design from around the world, new design commissions, fast-changing installations by emerging designers and creative projects developed through our learning program for all our audiences.

A spokeswoman at the museum said: "The galleries will be free to enter and feature around 300 exhibits drawn from the remarkable collections of the V&A, as well as from museums and private collections across Scotland and the world."

Philip Long, Director of V&A Dundee, said: "V&A Dundee is set to be a vital new cultural organization for Dundee, the UK and beyond, helping to change understanding of just how important design and creativity are to people's lives."

Long added: "It is Scotland's first museum dedicated to design, which visitors will be able to experience and get involved with in very many ways."

The inaugural exhibition, organized by the V&A in London and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, will continue in Dundee until February 24, 2019.

Dundee was named the first UNESCO City of Design in the UK in 2014 and is number five on the Wall Street Journal's list of Worldwide Hot Destinations in 2018.