With the design community gathering at the Artillery Garden at the HAC in London yesterday for The Design Week Awards, we have decided to celebrate design in Scotland with the upcoming unveiling of ten new galleries at The National Museum of Scotland. Set to open next month, the new galleries will showcase extraordinary collections of decorative art, design, fashion, science & technology. The occasion will mark the completion of the £14.1 million refurbishment of the Grade A listed Victorian building.
One gallery we are particularly excited about is the Fashion and Style galleries which will permanently feature work from renowned designers Vivienne Westwood and the late Alexander McQueen. Other design pieces will include furniture by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and ceramics by artists including Eduardo Paolozzo, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques.
The museum receives more than 2.3 million visitors yearly. The newly refurbished National Museum of Scotland will open on 8 July.