Philip Long is Director of V&A Dundee. He was recruited to lead the project in 2011. Initially trained as an artist and designer, he has worked in museums and galleries throughout his professional career, and has contributed to the development of many other arts organisations and initiatives. Previously he was Senior Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland, where he specialised in historical and contemporary Scottish art and design, producing numerous exhibitions and publications. He is passionate about the impact creativity can have on people’s lives, and is proud to be responsible for the development of the first museum dedicated to design in Scotland.