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06.11.2017

Tokheim Supports the V&A Dundee – A letter from Phillip Long, Director V&A Museum of Dundee


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V&A Dundee. Image Credit: Kengo Kuma & Associates

The first V&A museum in the world outside of London, and the first design museum in Scotland, is coming to life with the vital support of Tokheim, part of Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS).

V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be an international centre for design, a place of inspiration, discovery and learning. It will present the largely untold story of Scotland’s outstanding design achievements, bringing together in one place the world-renowned V&A collections with loans from other collections in Scotland and beyond.

V&A Dundee. Image credit: Rapid Visual Media

These collections will be accompanied by international touring exhibitions from the V&A, making Dundee the only location in the UK outside London to receive these globally significant exhibitions.

Investment from Tokheim in the local community has helped the V&A Dundee project reach a key milestone, with huge cast stone panels being hung on the museum’s complex curving walls.

The £80.11m project to create the museum is at the heart of Dundee’s ambitious £1bn waterfront regeneration supporting the creation of more jobs and wider economic benefits. It will both generate civic pride and transform the city region as a tourism destination.

V&A Dundee will be the first building in the UK designed by Kengo Kuma, the internationally renowned architect who is also designing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium.

His vision is for the museum is to be a new ‘living room for the city, ’welcoming everyone to visit, enjoy and socialise, and to reconnect the city with its historic River Tay waterfront. The new museum will open in 2018.

Phillip Long
Director V&A Museum of Dundee

 

Tokheim visit to V&A Dundee. Image credit: Dover Fueling Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, contact:

Joanna Rice, Marketing Communications Manager EMEA
Dover Fueling Solutions
P: +44 (0) 1382 589 042
M: +44 (0) 7476 086350
Joanna.rice@doverfs.com

Michelle Saab, Global Marketing Communication Leader
Dover Fueling Systems
P: +1 512 388 8468
M: +1 512 560 5482
michelle.saab@doverfs.com

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