A new research network will see Abertay University and the V&A working with international partners to discover new ways of displaying game design in museums. The project, titled Video Games in the Museum, is one of six new networks funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to help shape the future of video game innovation. Academic, cultural and industry partners will take part in a series of workshops starting in March 2014 at the V&A in London and running until the autumn of 2015.
AROUND 700 local tourism jobs could be created in the next four years according to a new report which describes the outlook for the sector as “very positive”. The report by consultants SQW, predicts that with UK and international economies improving, the arrival of the V&A at Dundee, the regeneration of the waterfront and new hotel and leisure developments, the number of visitors to Dundee, and the wider City Region, should increase.
Greater collaboration between the North East and Tayside business communities will help ensure long term sustainable economic growth for both economies, delegates at a Dundee Waterfront roadshow in Aberdeen are to be told next week. “Aberdeen and Dundee city and regional economies are strong and growing but we need to ensure their long-term competitiveness by encouraging and enabling greater collaboration between the two economies”, Mike Galloway, Director of City Development with Dundee will say.
Dundee Waterfront – the UK’s third most active regeneration project – is calling upon the UK hospitality industry to share in a £1 billion tourism revenue bonanza forecast for the city between 2015 and 2025.
Leisure and tourism businesses are to be urged to share in £1 billion of tourism revenue forecast to be generated by the major capital investment underway in Dundee Waterfront.
The realisation of V&A at Dundee takes a major step forward as the construction process is set in motion following Dundee City Council's decision yesterday to grant the project planning permission. Tender notices will shortly be issued, to allow interested companies to begin bidding to construct the first V&A museum outside London.