The Victoria & Albert Museum is set to establish a presence north of the border for the first time, in partnership with the University of Dundee.
The move is part of the V&A’s continued plans to generate international and national links which allow it to exhibit its collections outside London and share curatorial expertise with other arts bodies.
In conjunction with the university, the museum has embarked on a feasibility study to see whether it would be possible to exhibit its collections in the Scottish city, as well as launching a raft of intellectual and creative collaborations.
If it goes ahead, the link will add to the V&A’s existing regional partnerships in places like Sheffield. The partnership could also provide additional benefit for other cultural attractions based in Scotland and a significant economic boost to Dundee and the surrounding area.
‘Dundee is home to a thriving cultural community, with the university, Dundee Contemporary Arts, the Rep, and the refurbished McManus Galleries. The V&A would be a stunning addition to this, and have a magnificent impact on the city,’ says Professor Georgina Follett, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.