Monday, 11 December 2017

What are Smith & Garratt doing at the new V&A, Dundee?

We can’t say exactly, because we are subject to a publicity embargo, but the V&A website provides a clue (link to V&A Dundee), “The first confirmed object is Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Oak Room. Unseen for 50 years, this largest of Miss Cranston’s Ingram Street Tearooms will be reconstructed as the centrepiece of our Scottish Design Galleries. The conservation of the Oak Room is a collaboration between Glasgow Museums, V&A Dundee, and Dundee City Council. The project is made possible by a long-term loan from the collections of Glasgow City Council and grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Oak Room is one of the world-famous architect’s most important interiors and is set to attract visitors to Dundee from across the world.”

Watch this space for news about installation of the wonderful, walk-through principal exhibit in the Scottish Design Galleries, to be finished in good time for its opening next summer.