A WHOLE HISTORY OF FORWARD THINKING
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Thursday 3-9pm, Friday & Saturday 1-5pm and Sunday 11am-3pm at The Silk Mill.
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Derby Museums News
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For many wealthy Europeans, The Grand Tour, which reached its heyday in the 18th and 19th centuries, marked a rite of passage that culminated in a visit to Italy; a country rich in the remains of classical history, art, and landscape. Among these tourists were Derbyshire men and women, including the artist Joseph Wright, who made his own artistic pilgrimage between 1773 and 1775.
Derby Museums is pleased to showcase new work by Turner Prize-winning artist Simon Starling Simon’s work offers a unique and contemporary perspective on Joseph Wright’s The Alchemist Discovering Phosphorus.
In summer 2015, we introduced an exciting new project to conserve two badly damaged and over-painted scenes of Rome’s famous Coliseum, by Joseph Wright. In spring 2016, we present the results of the painstaking treatment that is uncovering Wright’s original work, along with a special display on the process of analysis and conservation.
As part of the Joseph Wright Project Lab in February, we asked our visitors to take a closer look at fragments of the Wright painting The Blacksmith’s Shop. We have collected these stories and would like to share them with you.