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Professor Georgina Follett OBE

Professor Georgina Follett has been seconded by the Scottish government to bring into being the V&A at Dundee project.

She is Principal-Investigator on the recently awarded £6.5M Knowledge Exchange Hub–Design in Action funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, one of four in the UK and the only one dedicated to design. It is a project building knowledge-exchange strategies into both the public and private sectors to deliver sustainability and growth.

Georgina is a graduate of the Royal College of Art. Her practitioner portfolio specialises in plique-de-jour enamelled jewellery in precious metals: a system of using enamel within jewellery to give a stained glass effect. She is the only practitioner of this way of working in the UK and one of a handful in Europe. Her work is held in many private collections as well as the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum; the Roy Strong collection and the National Museums of Scotland.

In 2006 she was a founding member of the Institute for Capitialising on Creativity, Universities of St Andrews, RSAMD, Abertay and Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee.

Georgina Follett was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007 for services to Design and Higher Education.


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