V&A at Dundee Rotary Club

Thu 15th September 2011

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V&A at Dundee Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Dundee was privileged to hear from Philip Long, the newly appointed Director of the V&A at Dundee. He will lead the project to establish an international centre for design on the banks of the river Tay. Philip gave an inspirational and enthusiastic talk supported by much of the background to the project and left his audience of Rotarians in no doubt that Dundee will be able to celebrate having a world-class public building in an outstanding location.

"The design for the new museum is superb," said President Ian. "This is a project that can have a major impact on Dundee. From what we have heard it will be international in ambition, and will rightly celebrate the vital part Scotland has played in design history, as well as being a focus for design-led innovation and opportunity in our country."

Philip admitted to being new to Dundee and was presented with a fairly recent book on the city by the Club to give him a marker by which he would be able to measure progress of the project as the skyline of the city altered over the next 10