Here are the key dates in the construction of the V&A Dundee building.
2007: Discussions begin on bringing a design museum to Dundee as part of a £1 billion transformation of the city’s waterfront.
2009: V&A Dundee is announced as a key feature of the 30-year project.
January 2010: An international competition to design the new building is launched, with 120 entries submitted.
November 2010: Kengo Kuma & Associates’ “bold and ambitious” design is named as the winning proposal from a shortlist of six.
September 2012: The building is granted planning permission after members of Dundee City Council give it their unanimous approval.
January 2015: It is revealed the planned cost of the project has increased by £31.1 million to just over £80 million.
March 2015: A ground-breaking ceremony marks the formal start of construction work.
May 2016: A cofferdam – which will allow the museum to be built into the water – is completed in the River Tay, a major milestone in the building project.
March 2017: Local school children take part in a topping out ceremony.
June 2017: Builders hang huge cast stone panels on the walls of the museum, giving the building its signature look.
January 2018: It is announced the museum will open on September 15 this year.
February 2018: Kengo Kuma visits the completed building for the first time.
May 2018: Dundee is named one of the year’s must-see destinations by travel bible Lonely Planet in anticipation of the museum opening.
September 12: First interior images of the museum emerge as guests and media are given a preview.
September 14: Primal Scream headline the 3D Festival in Slessor Gardens celebrating the museum.
September 15: V&A Dundee opens to the public.