The machinery of the jute industry forms the heart of a new museum in Dundee. Jute played a significant part in the city’s industrial history and the machinery is now displayed in original mill buildings called the Verdant Works. Robin Wade and Partners designed the exhibition, with lighting by Kevan R Shaw Lighting Design. The project includes historically accurate restoration of turn of the century lighting. The first phase, opened last week, is to be followed by a 750 000 second phase, probably also to be designed by Robin Wade and Partners, tackling the poverty endured by jute workers.

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