Creative Dundee

Leonie Bell PKN27

Leonie Bell joins V&A Dundee in October as the museum’s new director. After 27 years away from Dundee, Leonie has returned to the city she was born in.  In this role she is responsible for leading the organisation from its spectacular home in Dundee, for developing the museum’s vision as Scotland’s design museum and for championing the fundamental role design has across society and in all our lives.  Leonie’s previous role was Strategic Lead for Cultural Regeneration leading on Paisley’s plans to put culture at the fore of the town’s regeneration to transform the town culturally, socially and economically.  Prior to that, Leonie was Head of Culture Strategy at the Scottish Government and Director of Arts at Creative Scotland, and led Scotland’s cultural approach to London 2012 and Glasgow 2014. Leonie started her career as Exhibition Researcher and Producer for Glasgow 1999: UK City of Architecture & Design, going on to become Programme Director of The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design & the City. She also chairs the Advisory Board of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and is a trustee of the Edinburgh International Festival. @Leonie_S_Bell


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