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Lottery support for new Dundee V&A museum

Design for new museum
Image caption Dundee's new V&A museum is due to open in 2015

Plans for a new V&A museum in Dundee have been given the backing of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The project has received £200,000 with hopes that a further £9.2m grant will be forthcoming in the months ahead.

Those behind the new museum now have two years to develop further plans and show how they would use the multi-million pound award.

The £45m museum, which is located at Craig Harbour on the banks of the River Tay, is due to open in 2015.

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has already been appointed to design the project.

It will eventually house both long-term displays and major touring exhibitions.

The museum is being built in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Local partners in the project include the University of Dundee, the University of Abertay, Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise.

The museum is part of the £1bn Dundee waterfront project, which encompasses 240 hectares of development land stretching 8km along the River Tay.

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