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June 23, 2013


Rachel Marsh

Hi. Wonderful article, and I agree with all of it. However, I feel I must make one correction. You stated, 'The jewel in the crown will be the V&A – the only outpost of the famous London museum'. Not only is this incorrect, but the V&A at Dundee is so much more than an outpost of London. The V&A at Dundee is a partnership between five organisations: the University of Dundee, the University of Abertay, Dundee City Council, Scottish Enterprise and the V&A. It plans to be more than a museum, but a hub of creativity that was spawned from local ideas, local activism, and local support. The V&A at Dundee is the embodiment of what the City of Culture should be -- a celebration of arts and creativity in a region that supports local talent while also reaching out to a larger global audience.

Granted, I'm a bit bias. I used to work on the project, and despite having moved onto another post I think the V&A at Dundee is an amazing addition to Dundee.

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