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Common Treasury Tuesday 12th May - Sunday 15th November: As per opening times

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?

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John Stobart Friday 26th June - Sunday 6th September: As per opening times

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.

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The Grand Tour: Wright Revealed Saturday 4th July - Sunday 6th September: As per opening times

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.

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Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock (JCHP) Friday 31st July - Wednesday 30th September: As per opening times

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.

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About Us

Derby Museums is a charitable trust responsible for the rich cultural and creative history of Derby. The Trust manages three sites: the City Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and The Silk Mill, and all art and collections are held and curated by the Trust.

Derby Museums,
Museum and Art Gallery,
The Strand,
Derby, DE1 1BS

01332 641901

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