V&A Dundee boards the Travelling Gallery

The Museum of Design will begin 2015 with a touring exhibition with the City of Edinburgh Council's Travelling Gallery, visiting more than 70 places the length and breadth of Scotland.

The tour takes in rural locations such as Harris, Campbeltown, Elgin and Galashiels alongside Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.

A collaboration with the Travelling Gallery, Design in Motion is the second V&A Dundee project to benefit from funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The tour will take exhibits, designers and the V&A Dundee team across the country, connecting communities with Scotland’s design heritage and raising awareness of the talent in Scotland’s present-day design industries, inspiring creativity along the way.

The Travelling Gallery has over 30 years experience of bringing exhibitions to locations throughout Scotland. Based at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh, the Travelling Gallery is owned and managed by the City of Edinburgh Council and funded through Creative Scotland.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Convener for Culture and Sport for the City of Edinburgh, Council, said: “The Travelling Gallery allows people to see and experience art and design outside traditional surroundings, making it truly accessible. We are delighted to be partnering with V&A Dundee on what is a really exciting project. I hope everyone takes the opportunity to take a tour through the exhibition when the bus comes to town.” 

Sarah Saunders, Head of Learning & Engagement for V&A Dundee said: “We are delighted to be able to announce details of Design in Motion today. It’s an incredibly ambitious project, but one that we feel underlines the scope and scale of the new museum, and really allows us to set out our stall as a new national institution.

“The designers in this exhibition have used digital technologies as a means of reconstructing our heritage, visualising the unseen, and creating new forms. To them, digital is a tool that enables them to experiment, play and create. There are also some shining examples of how today’s designers are using the innovations of the past to inspire the designs of the future.

“We look forward to seeing what our audiences pin to the map and are excited to think of the potential of this information in enabling audiences to inform our future programme. 

“We are immensely grateful for the support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery and The Mathew Trust in making this exhibition happen.”

For further information, visit the Travelling Gallery website.

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