Across the care firm’s residential homes and private hospitals across the UK, residents and staff will be offered the chance to engage with a range of talks and tours spanning the breadth of the V&A Dundee collection.

Lucy Tomlinson, resident experience manager at Barchester Healthcare, says the V&A Dundee sessions will be a “fantastic addition” to programming for residents, many of whom “wouldn’t have been able to visit otherwise due to distant locations”.

Talks and tours from the museum will also be made available to residents’ friends and family via YouTube Live, Tomlinson adds.

Sessions focused on the first international retrospective of fashion designer Mary Quant and the current major exhibition Night Fever: Designing Club Culture are among the line-up of events scheduled for the coming months.

Residents at Barchester Healthcare's Henford House take part in a Mary Quant talk from V&A Dundee

“We are always looking for engaging opportunities to enrich people’s lives through design and it is wonderful to present a series of talks on our outstanding exhibitions to so many of Barchester’s residents across the UK,” says Joanna Mawdsley, head of learning at V&A Dundee.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring our stories to life for so many individuals who cannot visit the museum in person.”

The outreach work is part of the site’s communities programme, which is supported by the People’s Postcode Lottery.

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