The first museum dedicated to design in Scotland opened on September 15th, 2018. Designed by Kengo Kuma, its architecture overlooking the river Tay mimics the shape of the Scottish cliffs. The building’s geometric lines melt harmoniously with the urban landscape of the city of Dundee and its port. Created as “a living-room for the city” according to the architect, the Victoria & Albert museum is a place for all, in which design creativity is at the core of the project.
By the time you hit 4th year it’s easy to see the mass of charitable balls and fundraising events as going through the motions, throwing money at a multitude of issues we don’t fully understand. Yet as we reach into the new semester, raising awareness alongside donations is once again coming to the fore. I spoke to Emily Miller, co-founder of the Amina Society, about their endeavours to overcome this detachment with their fledgling society.
Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton is the latest photographic show to arrive from the archives of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum to Dundee, in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee. As one of the most famous fashion photographers of the twentieth century, Beaton’s work shows the Queen as princess, queen and mother.