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V&A Dundee to showcase designs at Milan exhibition

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Image caption Harris Tweed and a specially-commissioned comic strip will feature in the exhibition

Dundee's V&A Museum will represent the UK at this year's international Milan Design Triennale exhibition, which begins on Saturday.

Jaguar cars, Harris Tweed and pioneering game design will feature in the official UK exhibit.

The museum will also present a specially-commissioned comic strip, currently on display outside its Dundee construction site.

The five-month exhibition is expected to attract about 500,000 visitors.

The international showcase is part of the Scottish government's Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, a celebration of the nation's global contributions to architecture, design, engineering and science.

'International recognition'

The museum will also present Genes in Space, a mobile game designed in a partnership between Guerilla Tea and Cancer Research UK to help gamers process complex genetic data.

V&A Dundee director Philip Long said: "Milan is one of the great design cities of the world, and the whole V&A Dundee team is thrilled to be representing the UK at the first international Milan Design Triennale in over 20 years.

"Taking such fine examples of design as Jaguar, Harris Tweed and Guerilla Tea to Milan, as well as our Adventures in Design comic strip, is major international recognition of these outstanding designers, companies and the development of V&A Dundee itself."

The £80.1m museum of design at Dundee Waterfront is currently under construction and is due to open in summer 2018.

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