V&A at Dundee will be an international centre for design housed in a world-class building at the heart of Dundee’s waterfront. It will host major exhibitions of international design, celebrate Scotland’s design heritage, inspire and promote contemporary talent, and encourage design innovation for the future.
Come along to The McManus at 6pm on 4th October 2011 to join Philip Long, recently appointed director of the V&A at Dundee, in conversation with James Brining, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dundee Rep Theatre. Philip and James will discuss the cultural collaboration underpinning the V&A at Dundee, and how cultural institutions can work together in innovative ways to strengthen and grow the City’s cultural offering for the benefit of all.
The recently opened exhibition ‘Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee’ – the first in a series of partnership projects between The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London as part of the pre-opening programme for the V&A at Dundee -will also be discussed. The exhibition will be open at the end of this event, with the building closing at 8pm.
This event is free, open to everyone and will last approximately one hour.
Contrary to reports in the media this event is non-ticketed and non-bookable. There is limited seating that will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.
Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. The McManus remains open all day up to the start of this event.