Simon Stephens, the head of publications and events at the Museums Association, meets Leonie Bell, the director of V&A Dundee. The venue, which opened in September 2018, was designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.
V&A Dundee has been riding high on the success of its Tartan exhibition, which closed on 14 January and has been receiving rave reviews from critics and visitors. Its next big exhibition will be Photo City: How Images Shape the Urban World, which opens 29 March 2024.
Leonie, who has had a wide range of roles in the cultural sector, tells Simon about becoming part of the local community, the joys of popular culture, why Dundee is such a great city, leadership in the cultural sector, and her love of architecture.