Huge Heritage Lottery funding for V and A at Dundee


11 May 2012
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imports_CESC_0-yfzolxq0-100000_30583.jpg Huge Heritage Lottery funding for V and A at Dundee
The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced a first round pass for £9.2 million funding for the V&A at Dundee. ...

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced a first round pass for £9.2 million funding for the V&A at Dundee.

A new international museum in Dundee, celebrating the best of Scottish design, has been granted a first round pass for £9.2 million funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The V&A at Dundee will be a new museum celebrating Scotland's design heritage and contribution to the history of design in fields including engineering, fashion, publishing, science and medicine.

The museum will be housed in a building overlooking the Tay estuary and will be able to host international design exhibitions as well as having dedicated exhibition space for long-term display. Having been awarded a first round pass, the V&A at Dundee now has up to two years to submit fully developed proposals for the project.

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Philip Long, Director of V&A at Dundee, said: 'Scotland’s design heritage is centuries old, full of inspirational stories of talent, innovation and enterprise. Our designers have shaped the identity and industry of our country, and have contributed creatively around the world.

'The development of V&A at Dundee is an outstanding opportunity to help us understand and celebrate this remarkable heritage and from it take inspiration for the future. We are delighted to have this early support from Heritage Lottery Fund, which takes our vision and the remarkable building proposed for V&A at Dundee a significant step closer.'

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