V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee V&A Dundee is temporarily closed from 17 March. See our channels for more info. An international design museum, we present the brilliance of Scottish creativity and the best of design from around the world.
V&A Dundee is an international centre for design housed in a world-class building at the heart of Dundee’s waterfront. Hosting major exhibitions of international design, V&A Dundee celebrates our own design heritage, inspires and promotes contemporary talent, and encourages design innovation for the future.
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☎️ brring, brring! ☎️    We need your help to bust our weekly design challenges! Join our Design Busters gang by calling...
10/06/2020

☎️ brring, brring! ☎️

We need your help to bust our weekly design challenges!

Join our Design Busters gang by calling our free hotline to discover the latest mission!

📞🔵 08000489968

It's time for a fashion challenge! Can you create a fresh new look inspired by what you see around you? 🖍🌎

More info: https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/design-busters

Crucial aspects of ​Scotland’s design history are underpinned by the exploitation of enslaved and colonised people aroun...
10/06/2020
V&A Dundee · Decolonising our galleries

Crucial aspects of ​Scotland’s design history are underpinned by the exploitation of enslaved and colonised people around the world.

In summer 2019 we hosted a workshop with the Transnational Scotland Network that brought together academics, designers and artists to critique the Scottish Design Galleries at V&A Dundee, and particularly the way they address (or do not address) Scotland’s role in imperialism and slavery.

We wanted to interrogate the narratives of the galleries, to expose what was missing from the story, and to work together to forge a path towards change.

Read more: https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/articles/decolonising-our-galleries

✨Meet our Designers ✨  We’re closed for a while, but you can still get to know our designers. Each week we’ll introduce ...
09/06/2020

✨Meet our Designers ✨

We’re closed for a while, but you can still get to know our designers. Each week we’ll introduce you to a member of our talented team! You'll find out more about their work and what inspires them 🤩

Meet Ruth: “Architecture is an act of producing a thing from a place.” - Kengo Kuma

Ruth Lonsdale studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow before working as an architect for a number of design-led practices in London.

Ruth enjoys teaching all aspects of design, model making and drawing skills. Her favourite part of V&A Dundee is the Oak Room.

The interwoven structure and beautifully coloured glass evoke memories of Ruth’s time studying in the Glasgow School of Art Library.

"When I look at the photographs I can’t help but wonder what it must have been like to be involved at the time." 🌉📷Fifer...
08/06/2020
V&A Dundee · Scottish Design Icons: Forth Bridge

"When I look at the photographs I can’t help but wonder what it must have been like to be involved at the time." 🌉📷

Fifer Stuart takes a look at what the iconic Forth Bridge meant for engineering design, to what it means to Scotland now.

Read:

This true icon of design and engineering is dizzyingly iconic

07/06/2020

Happy birthday Charles Rennie Mackintosh!

How was the Oak Room conserved and brought back to life?

Go behind the scenes with exceptional craftspeople, conservationists and curators as they painstakingly restore and reassemble one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s most important interiors for display at V&A Dundee.

Find out more here: https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/articles/conserving-mackintoshs-oak-room/

☎️ brring, brring! ☎️  We need your help to bust our weekly design challenges! Join our Design Busters gang by calling o...
03/06/2020

☎️ brring, brring! ☎️

We need your help to bust our weekly design challenges! Join our Design Busters gang by calling our free hotline to discover the latest mission!

📞🔵 08000489968

Imagine having a cuppa in Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Oak Room, then design a tea set that would be perfect to use there! ☕️

More info: vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/design-busters

✨Meet our Designers ✨We’re closed for a while, but you can still get to know our designers. Each week we’ll introduce yo...
02/06/2020

✨Meet our Designers ✨

We’re closed for a while, but you can still get to know our designers. Each week we’ll introduce you to a member of our talented team! You'll find out more about their work and what inspires them 🤩

Meet Victoria:

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” - Steve Jobs

Victoria Wylie is an artist, designer and educator. She makes contemporary abstract landscape paintings and exhibits her work throughout the UK 🎨🖌️

Working from her studio in Angus, Victoria designs and runs workshops for children and works in her community. She loves designing for print and books 📖

“A gentle warning of the precarious performance that would be required to pour from this vessel: the outline of a face e...
01/06/2020
V&A Dundee · Scottish Design Icons: Bruce Mclean

“A gentle warning of the precarious performance that would be required to pour from this vessel: the outline of a face entangled in some arms”

Get a grasp on the drama of Bruce Mclean through Becca's reflections on his jug. 🏺

Read:

Discover an oversized jug filled with drama, movement and extravagance

‪Big thankyou to our security team for looking after the museum and reminding us of the WOW views we have 💛 Wishing you ...
29/05/2020

‪Big thankyou to our security team for looking after the museum and reminding us of the WOW views we have 💛

Wishing you all a happy weekend ☀️

#AWindowonScotland ‬

CUSTOMISE: Create an embellishment ✂️😍  Help reduce fashion waste at home and extend the life of your wardrobe using our...
29/05/2020

CUSTOMISE: Create an embellishment ✂️😍

Help reduce fashion waste at home and extend the life of your wardrobe using our Sewing Box for the Future recipe cards!

Bored of your clothes? Customising something you already have is a sustainable way to update your wardrobe.

Have a go at hand-embroidered embellishment to transform your favourite garment by following Chloe Patience's lead! 👇🐍 ✨

Instructions: vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/sewing-box-for-the-future-resources

Explore design inspired by our Scottish Design Galleries!  Show how features of the natural world have inspired these de...
28/05/2020

Explore design inspired by our Scottish Design Galleries!

Show how features of the natural world have inspired these designs.

Draw at least 2 transitional stages in the transformation of:
🟠 A pinecone to ➡️ the paisley motif
🟠 The Scottish coastal cliffs to ➡️ V&A Dundee

This design prompt is from ‘A Few Minutes of Design’, one of our 2019 installations created in partnership with Creative Education Trust and illustrated by Jen Collins ♥️

We’ll share more over the coming weeks to spark your imagination 🤩

Enjoying learning more about our waterfront neighbour ‘RRS Discovery’ by watching this excellent film 🍿 Discovery Point ...
27/05/2020

Enjoying learning more about our waterfront neighbour ‘RRS Discovery’ by watching this excellent film 🍿

Discovery Point and RRS Discovery

We know that many of you are missing the experience of exploring the Discovery right now. As a holder why not watch the brilliant documentary filmed on board in 2019!
https://www.my5.tv/great-british-ships/season-2/episode-3

☎️ brring, brring! ☎️    We need your help to bust our weekly design challenges! Join our Design Busters gang by calling...
27/05/2020

☎️ brring, brring! ☎️

We need your help to bust our weekly design challenges! Join our Design Busters gang by calling our free hotline to discover the latest mission!

📞🔵 08000489968

Let's get bookmaking! 📚✂️ Can you craft a picture book inspired by one of the 300 objects in our Scottish Design Galleries?

More info: https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/design-busters

👉🏻Funded places available for online courses in ‘Design & Creativity’, and ‘Design Thinking for Business’, from Duncan o...
26/05/2020
Funded places for online study

👉🏻Funded places available for online courses in ‘Design & Creativity’, and ‘Design Thinking for Business’, from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee 👇

SFC funded places available for online modules starting soon

✨Meet our Designers ✨We’re closed for a while, but you can still get to know our designers. Each week we’re introducing ...
26/05/2020

✨Meet our Designers ✨

We’re closed for a while, but you can still get to know our designers. Each week we’re introducing you to a member of our talented team so you can find out more about their work and what inspires them 🤩

Meet Lauren: “Interrogate your experiences for learning; let your curiosity squeeze every drop of interest from the everyday and get enthusiastic!”

Lauren graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and has a background in filmmaking and digital art.

Lauren Herd facilitates accessible workshops with the public and communities across Dundee, using creative design to build people's confidence through the process of learning, making mistakes, trying again and celebrating successes 😊

"It’s nice to know I’m not the only person who loves accessorising their kitchen." 🍴Jenny considers design in our homes ...
25/05/2020
V&A Dundee · Scottish Design Icons: Washing up

"It’s nice to know I’m not the only person who loves accessorising their kitchen." 🍴

Jenny considers design in our homes through her love of ingenious kitchenware and gadgets.

Read:

Kitchen gadgets aren't just for the back of your cupboard

Grateful to the security team for looking after the museum while we’re temporarily closed. And to security guard Neil fo...
22/05/2020

Grateful to the security team for looking after the museum while we’re temporarily closed.

And to security guard Neil for sharing these fantastic photos of the garden and alliums in full bloom.🍃

#musuemfromhome

Help reduce fashion waste at home and extend the life of your wardrobe using our Sewing Box for the Future recipe cards!...
22/05/2020

Help reduce fashion waste at home and extend the life of your wardrobe using our Sewing Box for the Future recipe cards!

REPAIR: Replacing buttons and zips 🤐🧵
Replacing a missing button or a broken zip can easily fall down the to-do list, but this small task could get you wearing that favourite shirt or jeans again!

We've outlined some simple steps to follow to ensure that your quick reparations lead to longer lasting garments ✔️🧶

See more about Sewing Box for the Future here: vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/sewing-box-for-the-future-resources

21/05/2020
Victoria and Albert Museum

Soak up the fabulous ‘Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk’ 👘 exhibition ⬇️

Missing the museum? Well we've got quite the treat for you....

Captured just before the museum closed its doors, follow Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk curator Anna Jackson on an intimate 5-part tour through the exhibition spaces, providing a personal insight into the making of the show, star exhibits and the fascinating history of the kimono. https://fal.cn/38cUJ

#museumfromhome

Sponsored by MUFG
Supported by GRoW @ Annenberg The Annenberg Foundation SHISEIDO UK & YOSHIKIMONO
With additional support from The Japan Foundation, London & Japan Centre

☎️ brring, brring! ☎️  We need your help to bust our weekly design challenges! Join our Design Busters gang by calling o...
20/05/2020

☎️ brring, brring! ☎️

We need your help to bust our weekly design challenges! Join our Design Busters gang by calling our free hotline to discover the latest mission!

📞🔵 08000489968

This week is all about architecture 🏛 Can you sculpt a 3D model building out of paper ?

More info: vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/design-busters

📣 Job klaxon 📣There is still time to apply for the Curator (Maternity cover) or the Infrastructure & Business Systems Of...
20/05/2020

📣 Job klaxon 📣

There is still time to apply for the Curator (Maternity cover) or the Infrastructure & Business Systems Officer posts available on our website!

Curator (Maternity cover)
We are seeking to appoint a Curator (maternity cover 12 months) who will take a critical role in developing and delivering exhibitions of the highest quality. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to work directly with V&A Dundee and its partners, stakeholders and customers on the creation, development and delivery of this important national exhibition programme.

⏱Be quick, deadline: 21 May

Infrastructure and Business Systems Officer
The IT & Business Systems Officer is responsible for leading effective operation and development of key IT infrastructure, systems and digital projects to support the operation of Design Dundee Limited and of V&A Dundee as a world class visitor attraction.

⏱Deadline: 24 May

Find out more about both roles and apply at
https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/jobs

Explore design inspired by our Scottish Design Galleries!  The hooded Orkney chair cleverly combines the functions of se...
19/05/2020

Explore design inspired by our Scottish Design Galleries!

The hooded Orkney chair cleverly combines the functions of seating, shelter and storage in one bit of furniture.

Design your own chair to meet several different needs at once. Draw your multifunctional chair by including three of the following functions:
🟠 Movement
🟠 Storage
🟠 Nutrition
🟠 Illumination
🟠 Rest
🟠 Amplification
🟠 Magnification
🟠 Shelter
🟠 Hydration
🟠 Ventilation
🟠 Communication

This design prompt is from ‘A Few Minutes of Design’, one of our 2019 installations created in partnership with Creative Education Trust and illustrated by Jen Collins ♥️

We’ll share more over the coming weeks to spark your imagination 🤩

✨Meet our Designers ✨  We’re closed for a while, but you can still get to know our designers. Each week we’ll introduce ...
19/05/2020

✨Meet our Designers ✨

We’re closed for a while, but you can still get to know our designers. Each week we’ll introduce you to a member of our talented team! You'll find out more about their work and what inspires them 🤩

Meet Laura: “Listen to people who are different from you. There are always opportunities to learn and improve.”

Laura Darling is an illustrator and her work is guided by observational drawing, noticing little details in her surroundings and creating playful Illustrations 🖋️

18/05/2020
Dundee - One City, Many Discoveries

Happy International Museum Day 🌤

This International Museum Day we celebrate our wonderful Dundee museums from afar...

Verdant Works The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum Discovery Point and RRS Discovery V&A Dundee

Many have created online resources for us to enjoy so that we can, see:-

www.verdantworks.co.uk/learn
www.mcmanus.co.uk/content/creative-learning/about
www.rrsdiscovery.co.uk/learn
www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/learn

🏡 #StayHome
🏥 #ProtectTheNhs
❤️ #SaveLives

#LoveDundee ❣️

"Its lovely, distinctive smell evokes the distilleries it comes from." 🍺Furniture made from distillery waste?! Jennie di...
18/05/2020
V&A Dundee · Scottish Design Icons: Draff

"Its lovely, distinctive smell evokes the distilleries it comes from." 🍺

Furniture made from distillery waste?! Jennie discovers the innovative and sustainable material 'draff', and how she brought this museum-worthy material into her home.

Read:

Innovative and sustainable design for the home as well as the museum

Help reduce fashion waste at home and extend the life of your wardrobe using our Sewing Box for the Future recipe cards!...
14/05/2020

Help reduce fashion waste at home and extend the life of your wardrobe using our Sewing Box for the Future recipe cards!

REPAIR: Visible mending 🧵🌈

Mending a hole can take only minutes but can extend the lifetime of your garment for many years! By repairing in a visible way you can add to your garment’s story 🤩

See our Darning and Needle-felting tips below!

More: vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/sewing-box-for-the-future-resources

While our Scottish Design Galleries objects are being well looked after in the museum, we’d love to see how you imagine ...
14/05/2020

While our Scottish Design Galleries objects are being well looked after in the museum, we’d love to see how you imagine them outside 🤩

🖍 Draw our Scottish Design Galleries objects in your style!

🖍 Jacobite Fan

Made in 1745, this was one of a number of hand-painted fans created to celebrate and commemorate the Jacobite rising in Scotland that year!

Share your sketches using #VADInYourStyle

Thank you to everyone who has joined the V&A Dundee #DesignBusters gang. 🤩It's fantastic to see all your colourful creat...
13/05/2020

Thank you to everyone who has joined the V&A Dundee #DesignBusters gang. 🤩

It's fantastic to see all your colourful creations coming in.👏

You can be a Design Buster too, by calling the free hotline and collecting your new design challenge every Wednesday. 🔍

☎️ brring, brring! ☎️  We need your help to bust our weekly design challenges! Join our Design Busters gang by calling o...
13/05/2020

☎️ brring, brring! ☎️

We need your help to bust our weekly design challenges!

Join our Design Busters gang by calling our free hotline to discover the latest mission!

📞🔵 08000489968

Transport yourself to your own imagined world, as this week we're thinking about videogame design! 👾

More info: vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/design-busters

As you know, the museum is temporarily closed in response to official guidance. We are working hard on our plans for re-...
12/05/2020

As you know, the museum is temporarily closed in response to official guidance.

We are working hard on our plans for re-opening and would like your help to shape these.

We have teamed up with other cultural organisations across Scotland to look at how you might feel about visiting once the current restrictions are lifted.

Please take the time to complete this short survey, so we can ensure you feel safe and inspired to visit once the time is right.

The survey should take you no more than ten minutes to complete and there is an option to enter a prize draw to win one of five e-vouchers worth £100 for a retailer of your choice.

We hope you are safe and well, and enjoying the museum online across our website and social media channels, perhaps taking part in some of our fun design challenges or listening to our podcast.

Thank you for your continued support and interest in V&A Dundee. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the museum!

https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=158866939790

Explore design inspired by our Scottish Design Galleries!  Find a typeface in a book or magazine. Can you recreate your ...
12/05/2020

Explore design inspired by our Scottish Design Galleries!

Find a typeface in a book or magazine. Can you recreate your name in this style?

What do the curves look like? The lines? What makes the letters unique?

This design prompt is from ‘A Few Minutes of Design’, one of our 2019 installations created in partnership with Creative Education Trust and illustrated by Jen Collins ♥️

We’ll share more over the coming weeks to spark your imagination 🤩

✨Meet our Designers ✨  We’re closed for a while, but you can still get to know our designers. Each week we’ll introduce ...
12/05/2020

✨Meet our Designers ✨

We’re closed for a while, but you can still get to know our designers. Each week we’ll introduce you to a member of our talented team! You'll find out more about their work and what inspires them 🤩

Meet Kirstie: “Work on making something you love everyday”

Kirstie Campbell studied Embroidery at Manchester School of Art to follow her interest in fashion, textiles and stitching. Now Kirstie works as a freelance designer, helping others to develop their creativity 😊

Product Designer, Dean Brown gave a fascinating talk at V&A Dundee earlier this year.  🎧 Listen to Dean talk about his D...
11/05/2020
V&A Dundee · Audio: Material Narratives with Dean Brown

Product Designer, Dean Brown gave a fascinating talk at V&A Dundee earlier this year. 🎧

Listen to Dean talk about his DJCAD Degree Show project to MyNatureWatch.net, a wildlife camera you can make yourself....and everything in between.

More: https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/articles/audio-material-narratives-with-dean-brown

Designer Dean Brown discusses his studio practice spanning objects, installations and interiors. He introduces his recent projects including an AI Drawing Easel for Google, a furniture collection for the fashion retail app Depop, a transformable kitchen for an Austrian castle and Sunglasses for Puff...

“The last thing I expected was for Geddes to be from the same small place I was.” 😯Russel connects to Scottish Design Ic...
11/05/2020
V&A Dundee · Scottish Design Icons: Patrick Geddes

“The last thing I expected was for Geddes to be from the same small place I was.” 😯

Russel connects to Scottish Design Icon Patrick Geddes in unexpected ways through his 'Plans for the Scottish Zoological Garden'. 🐧🐒🦓

Read:

Unlikely personal parallels found in an architectural plan from 1913

Help reduce fashion waste at home and extend the life of your wardrobe using our Sewing Box for the Future recipe cards!...
07/05/2020

Help reduce fashion waste at home and extend the life of your wardrobe using our Sewing Box for the Future recipe cards! 👖👚

Most of us only use 30-40% of the clothes in our wardrobes 🤯 Could you take some time to sort out what you already own and make better use of it?

Let us know if you’ve already practiced mending, repurposing and recycling rather than throwing away during lockdown!

Here are some numbers to get you thinking! 🌎

More: vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/sewing-box-for-the-future-resources

Address

1 Riverside Esplanade
Dundee
DD1 4EZ

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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+441382411611

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When we open...

On 15 September this year, we will welcome visitors to the museum for the first time. But what are they going to see when we open? Join us on a whistlestop tour of what you can expect when you visit V&A Dundee later in the year.

First up: exhibitions. The Scottish Design Galleries will be the heart of our new museum and will explore Scotland’s design landscape, past, present and future. 300 amazing objects across a range of disciplines will explore the everyday relevance of design, as well as the processes which underpin it.

We're kicking off our ambitious international programme of touring exhibitions, showcasing the very best of design from around the world, with Ocean Liners: Speed and Style. The first major V&A show exhibited in Scotland, it re-imagines the golden age of ocean travel. You will be able to experience what it would have been like to step on-board one of these great ‘floating palaces’ of the past.

The Michelin Design Gallery will showcase contemporary design talent through fast-changing installations by emerging designers and creative projects developed through our programme. The first of these will be a Scottish Design Relay exhibition, presenting design prototypes created by young people in communities across Scotland from Orkney to Govan during our pre-opening national project.

Our temporary exhibitions and permanent galleries will be complemented by exciting new commissions and installations, supporting and showcasing emerging creative talent. A new work by Turner Prize-nominated artist Ciara Phillips will welcome visitors as they reach the upper floor of the museum. A response to the V&A’s remarkable collections of Scottish design, Ciara's site-specific installation will draw on research into textile histories and Scottish ceramic production.

Alongside all of this, a visit to V&A Dundee could also include dropping into the dynamic learning spaces, designed to accommodate visitors of all ages and backgrounds to learn from and participate in design creativity; a design residency studio where designers will share work-in-progress with visitors; a multi-purpose auditorium for conferences, design jams and community events; a café and shop; and a restaurant with spectacular views from its open terrace over RRS Discovery and the River Tay.

Are you excited yet? We are. See you in September!

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