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City plans for new museum of art
University of Dundee
Dundee University is working with the V&A Museum
A world famous museum in London is considering plans for a permanent base in Dundee, it has been announced.

The Victoria and Albert Museum has teamed up with the University of Dundee to carry out a feasibility study, which was launched on Monday.

The V&A, established in the late 1800s, has one of the oldest collections of art and design in the world.

It said Dundee, with its long history of textiles, would be a suitable Scottish base for touring exhibitions.

If the feasibility study is successful, a landmark building could be built on the banks of the River Tay to house the international exhibitions.

'Stunning addition'

Dundee is home to one of the UK's leading art colleges, Duncan of Jordanstone, which is part of the University of Dundee.

Professor Georgina Follet, dean of the college, said: "The Victoria and Albert Museum celebrates the best in the world of design and the applied arts and the crafts.

"Dundee is home to a thriving cultural community with the university, Dundee Contemporary Arts, the rep and the refurbished McManus Galleries.

"The V&A would be a stunning addition to this and have a magnificent impact on the city."

The V&A's current exhibition - based on the stage costumes of singer Kylie Minogue - is due to tour to Glasgow's Kelvingrove Museum this autumn.

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