Schoolchildren from across Dundee became some of the first people to get a glimpse of V&A Dundee today.
More than 2,000 people from schools, local charities and organisations were welcomed to the museum by Deputy First Minister John Swinney, representatives from the V&A’s Young People’s Collective, V&A director Philip Long and council leader John Alexander.
Pupils from schools including Morgan Academy and Forthill Primary took the opportunity to take selfies outside the museum before wandering round the exhibitions.
Meanwhile, details were revealed today of a spectacular lights show which will form part of tonight’s 3D Festival.
The interactive show is designed to start a “conversation” between V&A Dundee and the city’s residents, Scotland and the wider world.
It will be displayed throughout the concert at Slessor Gardens tonight, featuring Primal Scream, Lewis Capaldi and Be Charlotte.
Some passersby got a glimpse of the light show and fireworks last night as rehearsals were carried out.
Dundee digital creatives Biome Collective and Agency of None have worked on the show, “Hello World”.
Lyall Bruce and Ryan McLeod, of Agency of None, said it was important for the world to feel a connection to V&A Dundee and the city itself.
Lyall said: “We have designed an experience to take the audience on a journey that evolves throughout the night.
“This is a great opportunity to showcase design to a wider audience.
“We want to see Dundee become an internationally-recognised centre for all types of design.” Biome Collective founders Tom deMajo and Malath Abbas said their vision was to create a connection between the people and the building.
Tom added: “It is important to celebrate and welcome positive changes in the cultural landscape, and V&A Dundee is part of that change for Dundee.
“This is a great moment for the people of Dundee to finally welcome this new member of the community.
“We hope that Hello World will define a point in time for them to meet.”