V&A Dundee appoints ZMMA to work on Scottish Design Galleries

ZMMA has been selected to work on the Scottish Design Galleries at the V&A Dundee following an open tender and has been praised for a design which is “sure to inspire”.


The V&A Museum of Design Dundee, which is set to open in 2018, has appointed ZMMA to work on exhibition design at the permanent Scottish Design Galleries.

V&A Dundee’s curators have already shortlisted around 300 objects for the galleries including 18th century metalwork from the Carron Company ironworks in Falkirk, catwalk fashion using traditional Harris Tweed and newer interactive and digital projects.

“Clever use of light space and materials”

ZMMA, which was appointed through an open tender, is at the beginning of the project and V&A Dundee director Philip Long says: “As well as covering all the practical considerations of displaying both historic and contemporary design in appropriate conditions, ZMMA’s design approach combines clever use of light, space, materials and interpretative techniques to create gallery displays that are sure to inspire.

“We look forward to working with them to make these permanent galleries which will showcase the most exciting Scottish designers working today, as well as presenting objects from our outstanding design heritage, many of which have not been previously seen.”

Scottish design around the world

The Scottish Design Galleries will also focus on Scottish designers who have plied their trade elsewhere around the world and they will host international touring exhibitions from the V&A.

We caught up with Philip Long last year and he revealed what visitors can expect when the museum opens.

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