The Victoria & Albert Museum has one of the world’s largest collections of arts and crafts and design in the world. Several extensions were built at its original location in London to house the collection, which has been growing steadily for more than 160 years. For this reason, parts of the collection were also outsourced to V&A branches as well as to other independent museums. 

This September, the newest branch of the Victoria & Albert Museum opened in Dundee. The building designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates is home to Scotland’s first design museum. In addition to a permanent collection ­dedicated to Scottish design, such as the newly restored Oak Room by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions of international relevance.