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Scottish government commits GBP 5m to V&A at Dundee

13th January 2011

The Scottish government has committed funding to the V&A at Dundee project, allowing the museum development to start this year.

Almost GBP 5 million has been earmarked over the next two years for the new museum, which will be built on Dundee's waterfront.

The funding means that the full costs of constructing the institution have now been met by its project partners the V&A, Scottish Enterprise, Dundee City Council and the universities of Dundee and Abertay Dundee.

Scottish culture minister Fiona Hyslop said: 'The V&A at Dundee presents quite an opportunity to grow Dundee's reputation as a centre for the creative industries sector.'

Moira Gemmill, director of projects and design at the V&A, added that the funding commitment is a 'key milestone' for the new museum and has allowed a design team to be appointed to the development.

In November, Japanese architectural firm Kengo Kuma & Associates was selected to design the V&A at Dundee, after submitting a proposal that judges deemed had the potential to create 'one of Europe's most exciting buildings'.

The firm said it hopes to 'balance' Dundee's city life and natural world through the design of the museum.
 

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