MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
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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.
15 Second Year BA(Hons) Fine Art students from the University of Derby have created new work in response to Derby Museums’ collections and stories.
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.
Museum and Art Gallery
In the heart of the city, Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery is home to a fascinating and diverse range of nationally (and internationally) important collections.
Museum and Art Gallery,
Derby, DE1 1BS
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-5pm
Bank holidays: CLOSED
OPEN Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4.30pm
OPEN 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday | Sunday 12-3.30pm
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THE JEWEL OF THE COLLECTION IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE WORLD’S LARGEST PUBLIC GALLERY OF PAINTINGS BY JOSEPH WRIGHT, THE CELEBRATED 18TH CENTURY ARTIST FROM DERBY.
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Transitional Spaces are the places that we are beginning to use to show our previously stored collections.
Derby Museums have a collection that is wide ranging and varied. We hope that you find something to interest you.
The Mildand Railway Study Centre at the Silk Mill is the UK's largest pre-nationalisation railway archive.