A WHOLE HISTORY OF FORWARD THINKING
We’re open 10am-5pm Tuesday – Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm at the Museum & Art Gallery.
10am-5pm Tuesday – Saturday at Pickford’s House.
Thursday 3-9pm, Friday & Saturday 1-5pm and Sunday 11am-3pm at The Silk Mill.
Entry is free, so come along and be inspired by the amazing discoveries waiting to be found.
Derby Museums News
Don’t miss what’s coming up
Common Treasury will ask questions of the purpose of a public museum. How can the past inform decisions as we collect material culture for the future? Derby has changed since the museum opened. How important is a freely accessible public space where
everyone can learn about their place in the world?
From his earliest beginnings as a student at Derby College of Arts and Crafts, John Stobart has always used paint to depict the people in the landscapes that he sees around him.
Taking inspiration as a young artist from Joseph Wright of Derby’s work, he has become one of the best-known North American maritime painters.
We’ve recently embarked on an exciting new project to conserve Joseph Wright’s painting of The Colosseum by Moonlight. This exhibition will be an opportunity to see the painting, alongside its companion, The Colosseum, by Daylight, before treatment begins this autumn.
The focus of interest for JCHP Collective is a group of works by Joseph Wright that depict a specific passage in Laurence Sterne’s novel, A ‘Sentimental Journey through France and Italy.’ JCHP’s works will be presented in the study centre’s display drawers.Potteries, Pipeworks and Brickworks were all too prominent.