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April 10 2015

Leading architect & artist Moira Gemmill killed by HGV whilst cycling to work
Leading designer and architect Moira Gemmill has been killed after being struck by an HGV whilst cycling to work in London.

The 55-year old had only recently been appointed as director of capital programmes at the Royal Collection Trust, ending a 13-year career as director of design at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Gemmill was pronounced dead at the scene leading to an outpouring of shock and sadness from across the arts world. Amongst the first to offer his tributes was trust director Jonathan Marsden who said: “We are deeply saddened and shocked by this tragic news.

“In her very short time with us, Moira had become both a good friend and a highly respected colleague, and we shall miss her very greatly."

Born into a farming family on Kintyre Gemmill, a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, before going onto work for Aberdeen Art Gallery and being named an honorary fellow of the Royal Incorporation of British Architects.

Most recently Gemmill had been working on the delivery of major programmes at Windsor Castle and Holyrood Palace.

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