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"Ocean Liners: Speed and Style" to be Landmark First Exhibition for V&A Dundee

The extraordinary exhibition "Ocean Liners: Speed and Style," on display at London's V&A through June 17th, will be hitting the road again! Tickets have gone on sale for "Ocean Liners: Speed and Style," at V&A Dundee, a new branch of the Victoria and Albert Museum and Scotland's first design museum.

The exhibition's opening will coincide with the museum's grand opening on September 15th, and the hotly-anticipated attraction will be on display until February 24th, 2019. The Independent writes that the exhibition, "will explore the vessels that revolutionised travel in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as Scotland’s role in the design and development of ocean liners."

The newly built V&A Dundee, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

Image from the Evening Telegraph.

Sophie McKinlay, V&A Dundee’s programme director, continues in The National: “Organised by the V&A in London and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, the remarkable show will re-imagine the golden age of ocean travel and showcase more than 250 objects from public and private collections around the world.

Objects from America's Flagship are well represented. Highlights include one of the Big U's iconic deck chairs; a Charles Lin Tissot "Snowflake Crystal Montage” panel from the ship's private dining room; the original Hales Trophy; and a luggage set used by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor aboard the SS United States.

The SS United States Conservancy also contributed footage to the exhibition from the United States Lines promo reel, "The SS United States At Your Service!"

Images from "Ocean Liners: Speed & Style," on display at London's V&A through June 17th.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the upcoming exhibition and schedule your visit today!


Thanks to our many generous supporters and donors, the Conservancy's curatorial collections continue to grow. Together, we're building the world's largest collection of SS United States artifacts, art and historical documents, ensuring that the unique history of America's Flagship will never be forgotten.

Do you own artwork, objects or photographs from America's Flagship? Find out how you can make a donation, or reach out at Learn more about our plans for a future shipboard museum, the SS United States Center for Design & Discovery.

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