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V&A Dundee We are Scotland’s design museum, designed for everyone. Open every day 10.00 - 17.00 ☺️
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07/12/2023
We're delighted to share the news that every school in the city has visited the museum this year 🤩From guided tours of o...
07/12/2023

We're delighted to share the news that every school in the city has visited the museum this year 🤩

From guided tours of our exhibition, attending workshops and more: bit.ly/46LipGb

Have you entered our giveaway?🎮Check out Kilted Yogis in a custom made Xbox tartan kilt by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers wi...
07/12/2023

Have you entered our giveaway?🎮

Check out Kilted Yogis in a custom made Xbox tartan kilt by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers with an exclusive Xbox UK tartan controller, which could be yours! 🤩

Head to our post below and find out how you can enter 👇
https://va.scot/47MstQr

✨ ‘Tis the Season for savings ✨Treat your loved ones (and yourself) this festive season with 20% off our online shop by ...
05/12/2023

✨ ‘Tis the Season for savings ✨

Treat your loved ones (and yourself) this festive season with 20% off our online shop by using code XMAS at checkout 🎁

This offer ends at midnight so don't miss out!

Take a look 👀👇
shop.vandadundee.org

04/12/2023

Vanessa & Flora visited the V&A Dundee 's fabulous Tartan exhibition today & met with curator James Wylie. Here they are pictured with West Highland Museum 's tartan cloak. This is currently on loan to the exhibition along with 4 other objects from our collection. You can catch this excellent exhibition until January 2024.

We're delighted to welcome back Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers to the museum for Just Pleat It! 🪡They'll be with us until Fr...
04/12/2023

We're delighted to welcome back Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers to the museum for Just Pleat It! 🪡

They'll be with us until Friday 8 December and the team will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate how to pleat and pin different tartans and lots more ☺️

More info:

Welcome to V&A Dundee - Scotland’s design museum

We are saddened to learn of John Byrne's passing, he truly was a creative Scottish visionary, playwright and designer. W...
01/12/2023

We are saddened to learn of John Byrne's passing, he truly was a creative Scottish visionary, playwright and designer.

We proudly display Byrne’s pop-up stage in our Scottish Design Galleries, designed in 1973 for The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil.

01/12/2023

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Experience is now open! 🎉

Grab your backstage pass and relive the Big Weekend 2023, packed full of crowdsourced contributions from festival-goers, listeners of BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show and even the acts themselves, including Lewis Capaldi, The 1975, SELF ESTEEM and many more 🤩

Open now until Sunday 7 January 2024.

More: va.scot/3GqGyY4

🚨 We're going live in 5..4..3....🚨The team are working on the final touches ahead of BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Experience ...
30/11/2023

🚨 We're going live in 5..4..3....🚨

The team are working on the final touches ahead of BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Experience opening tomorrow! ✨

We can't wait for you all to relive one of the greatest Big Weekends, with objects from local Radio 1 listeners, Dundee-based community groups, and even the performers themselves 😍

Find out more: vam.ac.uk/dundee/whatson/exhibitions/big-weekend-experience

Would you like to get your hands on this exclusive and unique Xbox tartan controller? Well today is your lucky day! 🎮Cre...
30/11/2023

Would you like to get your hands on this exclusive and unique Xbox tartan controller? Well today is your lucky day! 🎮

Created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the console’s launch in Scotland, only nine of these controllers were made and you could own one of them 🤩

For your chance to win, all you have to do is:

→ Like this post
→ Follow V&A Dundee, Xbox UK and Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers
→ Comment the first game you'd play with your new controller🎮

The winner will be announced Monday 11 December so keep your eyes peeled 👀

Good luck! ✨

29/11/2023

British designer Nicholas Daley's designs, which are shaped by his Scottish and Jamaican heritage, figure prominently in "Tartan" at V&A Dundee. Collaborating with Scottish heritage textile brands, he uses materials like jute, tweed, and tartan that were traditionally produced in Scotland to explore his Afro-Scottish identity. His Autumn/Winter 2020 collection featured the kilt in the photo below that he developed with Glenisla Kilts Ltd, drawing inspiration from the remarkable story of George Rose. Born enslaved in Jamaica, Rose reached the rank of sergeant in Scotland's elite Black Watch regiment. His journey from slavery to military service to his eventual return to Jamaica in 1849 is emblematic of Daley's sartorial exploration of Afro-Scottish identity.

"The visit inspired us in our own work, giving us great ideas to help teach our members learn to sew with tartan " 🪡🪢We ...
29/11/2023

"The visit inspired us in our own work, giving us great ideas to help teach our members learn to sew with tartan " 🪡🪢

We were delighted to welcome Grassmarket Community Project to the museum and explore our Tartan exhibition. Thank you for visiting ☺️

You can read more about their visit here:

Where do you take a team of Tartan Workshop volunteers for a treat? The V&A’s spectacular Tartan Exhibition, of course!

28/11/2023

Creating artwork from environmental data, we worked with Ploterre to create a limited-edition print for our fifth birthday 🤩

For this unique design Ploterre references the 2,429 blocks that make up our building, scaling each unique block in the print to every peak surrounding the River Tay 🌊

Buy now: va.scot/3sVwOSm

28/11/2023

It's ☺️

Today we're taking a moment to celebrate and thank our Members, funders, patrons and everyone who has supported the museum over the last 5 years, thank you! ✨

Watch our video to find out more about some of the projects and impacts that are achieved with your incredible support.

If you'd like to get involved, find out more here: vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/join-support

27/11/2023

🎄 Our Christmas tree is up! 🎄

Our tree has been decorated with these beautiful hand-made yarn decorations, which were made by visitors to the museum as part of our workshop with Radical Weavers 🧶

Can you spot the decoration you made? 🔍✨

24/11/2023
Reopening tomorrow! ✨Explore our Scottish Design Galleries and let us know which new object is your favourite 🤩
24/11/2023

Reopening tomorrow! ✨

Explore our Scottish Design Galleries and let us know which new object is your favourite 🤩

Our Scottish Design Galleries will be closed for a few days from 20 - 24 November 📢

Our team are working hard to add exciting new objects for you to discover, come and see for yourself from Saturday! 🤩

24/11/2023

We're delighted to announce that A Fragile Correspondence, the Scotland + Venice partnership collateral event for the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, will return to Scotland after successful run at La Biennale di Venezia!

The exhibition, curated by Architecture Fringe , Ism and /other, will be showcased at V&A Dundee from November 2024.

Head to our website to read more! 🌿🌊🏭

https://scotlandandvenice.com/news/a-fragile-correspondence-to-return-to-scotland-after-successful-run-at-la-biennale-di-venezia/

📢 We only have two tickets remaining for our afternoon session of Wee Design + Play 📢Join us in our learning studios whe...
24/11/2023

📢 We only have two tickets remaining for our afternoon session of Wee Design + Play 📢

Join us in our learning studios where we're getting creative with some of the everyday objects we find at home! 🏠

🗓️ Mon 27 Nov
⏰ 13.00 - 14.00

Book now: va.scot/40RBZz3

Our Festive Design Market with Tea Green Pop Up Events kicks off tomorrow! 📢Running across three days, pop down to the m...
23/11/2023

Our Festive Design Market with Tea Green Pop Up Events kicks off tomorrow! 📢

Running across three days, pop down to the museum, support local and get your hands on the very best of Scottish design 🎁✨

We're delighted to showcase work from some of Scotland’s best independent designers and makers, including graduates from DJCAD.

Explore the fill line-up 👇

| V&A Dundee | Festive Design Market | Explore Exhibitor Line up | 24th - 26th Nov |

Join us on Sunday for our next Drop in + Design! 🤩Transform patterned papers to fold and design your own dazzling decora...
23/11/2023

Join us on Sunday for our next Drop in + Design! 🤩

Transform patterned papers to fold and design your own dazzling decorations to take home 📃

⏰ 13.00 -16.00
ℹ️ Free, drop-in

More info: va.scot/47KvPDp

Come and explore Hidden Floors, a virtual display showcasing the future of Scottish fashion ✨Scotland Re:Design have cre...
22/11/2023

Come and explore Hidden Floors, a virtual display showcasing the future of Scottish fashion ✨

Scotland Re:Design have created a new virtual level to the museum to host an exciting digital display, runway and installation, featuring exclusive collections from local designers Dreamland, JOAMI, ISOLATED HEROES and Little Peril 🤩

Find out more 👇

Explore the work, legacy and continued influence of Bernat Klein’s design

A huge thanks to Creative Dundee for including our Festive Design Market in this festive round-up ✨Make sure you check o...
21/11/2023

A huge thanks to Creative Dundee for including our Festive Design Market in this festive round-up ✨

Make sure you check out all the brilliant markets and events happening across the city 🤩👇

We've pulled together a round-up of Dundee's Christmas markets to help you shop local this festive season!

21/11/2023

Around 24 hours left to get your entries in for our Tartan Competition in partnership with V&A Dundee and Hayley Scanlan

Design a Dundee Stars Tartan and win the opportunity to work with fashion designer Hayley Scanlan on a Tartan themed Stars jersey and much more
https://buff.ly/49J6onn

The competition will close tomorrow night. The winner will be announced on Friday 24th November and will work with Hayley on the final design on Monday 27th November

Best of luck

20/11/2023

Our Festive Design Market is this weekend! 🤩

20/11/2023

Explore the work, legacy and continued influence of Bernat Klein’s design ✨

Our newest display Bernat Klein: Influence & Inspiration showcases new ideas developed by contemporary practitioners whose work is building upon Klein’s legacy in design, visual arts and architecture 🤩

Open now until Sunday 14 January 2024, head to our Residency Studio and explore 👀

Our Scottish Design Galleries will be closed for a few days from 20 - 24 November 📢Our team are working hard to add exci...
20/11/2023

Our Scottish Design Galleries will be closed for a few days from 20 - 24 November 📢

Our team are working hard to add exciting new objects for you to discover, come and see for yourself from Saturday! 🤩

17/11/2023

Calling all schools! Have you entered our competition yet? 🤩

We've teamed up with Dundee Stars and designer Hayley Scanlan to create the Dundee Stars tartan and your school can help design it! 🪢

The competition closes Wednesday 22 November, find out more! 👇

Last weekend we welcomed Scottish textile studio Vevar to the museum ✨Their team were on hand to share the weaving proce...
16/11/2023

Last weekend we welcomed Scottish textile studio Vevar to the museum ✨

Their team were on hand to share the weaving process and we loved seeing visitors get involved with the table looms, having a go at weaving and creating their own unique patterns! 🪡🧶

We've also collaborated with Vevar to produce a limited edition luxe handwoven scarf featuring our V&A Dundee tartan, take a look 👀👉🏻 va.scot/466QaBs

15/11/2023

We had an absolute ball at our Upstart: Creative Careers Festival last week 🎉

This year’s festival focused on the theme of wellbeing and together we explored design by delving into colour and pattern, mindful making, theatrical make-up and SO much more. A huge thank you to everyone who joined us 🥰

Hear from Sonia and Jordy, two creatives supported by Shaper/Caper's ground-breaking Q***r to Stay programme, on the importance of events like these for young people ☺️

Join us for the unmissable Opening Gala for this year's Scotland Fashion Festival on Friday ✨There's still time to get t...
15/11/2023

Join us for the unmissable Opening Gala for this year's Scotland Fashion Festival on Friday ✨

There's still time to get tickets 👉🏻 va.scot/49EUMlt

The Scottish Fashion Festival returns to the V&A Dundee on Friday 17th November 2023, showcasing the hottest Scottish fashion talent with a sustainable and tech-focused twist.

14/11/2023

How do conservators mount objects ready to be displayed in a museum? 🤔

Nicole Giacomantonio, textile conservator and artist, had been working behind the scenes preparing to mount this iconic outfit designed by Owen Snaith, which was worn by the one and only Cheddar Gorgeous earlier this year ✨

This piece is now on display in our Tartan exhibition, on now until 14 January 2024!

Read: va.scot/3sAaOfK

13/11/2023

The Scottish Fashion Festival Opening Gala is THIS Friday! 🎉✨

The team at Scotland Re:Design have been working hard behind the scenes for another sell out show, we can’t wait for you to see what’s coming 👀

Grab your tickets now, you don’t want to miss this: va.scot/3skL72B

10/11/2023
Come along tomorrow morning and meet five creatives supported by Shaper/Caper's ground-breaking Q***r to Stay programme ...
09/11/2023

Come along tomorrow morning and meet five creatives supported by Shaper/Caper's ground-breaking Q***r to Stay programme 🤩

This is part of our Upstart Creative Careers Festival for all young people (14 - 24) interested in creative careers!

ℹ️ 11.00 - 12.00

Book you ticket now: va.scot/3QvxwO2

We're celebrating   🥳Art Fund have generously supported our partnership with SMARTIFY, allowing us to bring new audio to...
09/11/2023

We're celebrating 🥳

Art Fund have generously supported our partnership with SMARTIFY, allowing us to bring new audio tours to the museum which bring the objects in our galleries to life.

You can learn more about our audio tours here:
va.scot/40Dff64

08/11/2023

Come and explore the very best of Scottish design at our Festive Design Market later this month! ✨

Meet Scottish Knitwear designer and founder of Jo-AMI, Jolene Guthrie, who will be exhibiting her work at our market. Hear from Jolene as she discusses her brand, practice and more.

Find out more about our Festive Design Market: vam.ac.uk/dundee/whatson/events/festive-design-market-2023

Our beautiful Community Garden in Slessor Gardens ☺️🌱Find out more about this amazing project: cityofdesigndundee.com/pr...
08/11/2023

Our beautiful Community Garden in Slessor Gardens ☺️🌱

Find out more about this amazing project: cityofdesigndundee.com/projects/who-is-the-architect-who-is-the-designer

- Spotlight on V&A Dundee Community Garden 📍

Every Wednesday for the next 6 weeks we'll be sharing a bit more info about our projects.

Today it's the turn of V&A Dundee's Community Garden, Gary Kennedy of architectural design studio, kennedytwaddle and designer and co-design specialist, Linsey McIntosh.

Opened in 2017, V&A Dundee’s Community Garden was an innovative co-design project to create a world class, contemporary public space to link the city, Slessor Gardens, and museum.

The project was led by architectural design studio kennedytwaddle and co-design specialist Linsey McIntosh. The design team worked collaboratively with twenty people who formed the community co-design team.

Features include a sunken ‘hearth’ for people to socialise or partake in workshops, and a stage to facilitate performances. The double pitched roof, informed by potting sheds, provides shelter and the varying height planters provide easy access to gardening for the volunteers.

The root inspired ‘water catcher’ collects rainwater, maximising sustainability and access to water. One of the purposes of the garden was to have a positive impact on health and well-being and it continues to achieve that today.

The project won a Scottish Design Award in 2018 in the 'Public Realm / Landscaping' category.

More information about the project is available on V&A Dundee's website here: https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/communities-projects

📷 Photo Credit: Grant Anderson

Weave your way round the Christmas tree! 🎄Join Stirling-based Radical Weavers to help us make decorations for our Christ...
07/11/2023

Weave your way round the Christmas tree! 🎄

Join Stirling-based Radical Weavers to help us make decorations for our Christmas tree! Try your hand at yarn wrapping – a key technique when designing tartan – and decorate our contemporary tree in a multitude of vibrant, jewelled colours.

📆 11-12 November from 11.00 – 16.00
📍 Upper Foyer
🎟️ Free, drop-in

Learn more: https://va.scot/49p5ImS

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