Dundee V&A museum gets £9.4m lottery boost

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced it is to make a £9.4m grant to Dundees V&A museum project.The team behind the ambitious project said the funding was a massive boost towards getting the museum completed on time.They also dismissed reports that the final cost of the building is set to run over budget from the initial estimate of £45m The grant will go towards the costs of the building, including its galleries.The museum on the citys waterfront is due to open in late 2016. Project director Philip Long said: \”V&A at Dundee will help bring new jobs, new prosperity to the city. \”Today is a moment to savour, to celebrate, because this really signals the countdown to the opening of the project.\”He said: \”Scotlands achievement in design is world-class and centuries old. The development of V&A at Dundee will for the first time provide Scotland with a dedicated centre to celebrate that achievement\” Deputy chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund Dame Seona Reid said: \”Todays decision brings HLFs investment in Scottish museums and art galleries to over £177m \”This new world-class museum is an exciting addition to the sector providing a source of education and delight for visitors\”The Scottish Government has also committed £15m to the project and Creative Scotland is currently considering a funding submissi

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