Friday18 August 2017

V&A reveals Maki's Shenzhen museum

  • Email
  • Comment
  • Save

V&A signs deal with Chinese developer

The V&A has revealed designs by Fumihiko Maki for China’s first major museum of design.

The world-famous South Kensington museum will have a dedicated gallery within the new attraction in Shenzhen, a fast-growing city just north of Hong Kong.

This will allow it to show major V&A exhibitions and curated displays from its collections.

It will also help the Shekou Museum develop its own collections. A senior curator from the V&A will take part in a three-year secondment in Shenzhen to work as Head of the Shekou V&A Partnership in China.

The V&A signed a collaboration agreement in London this month with China Merchants Group (CMG), the property company leading the development of the museum.

Tim Reeve, the V&A’s chief operating officer, said: “This is an incredibly exciting project for the V&A. It builds on the long history the V&A has of working in and with China to share collections, knowledge and expertise. By working with our trusted partner, China Merchants Group, we are able to engage in a meaningful and financially sustainable way with one of the most dynamic design cities in the world at a time when China is emerging at the forefront of new design ideas and creative thinking.”

It is due to open by the end of 2016.



Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

sign in register
  • Email
  • Comment
  • Save
Sign in

Email Newsletters

Sign out to login as another user

Desktop Site | Mobile Site