Inaugural V&A exhibition to recreate ocean liner experience

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Detail of Riveters, from the series Shipbuilding on the Clyde.

V&A Dundee’s first ever exhibition will be Ocean Liners: Speed and  Style, a show exploring the cultural impact of passenger ships.

The inaugural show, organised by the V&A in London and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, will re-imagine the golden age of ocean travel.

Details were revealed after it was announced V&A Dundee would open on September 15.

Over 250 objects from public and private collections around the world will be showcased in the V&A’s temporary exhibition gallery.

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Ocean Liners will include paintings, sculptures, ship and engine models, wall panels, furniture, fashion, textiles, photographs, posters and films, some of which have never been seen in Europe.

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