Scale affects us every day, yet often goes unnoticed. Used in production and prototyping, in mapping and to convey perspective, scale is critical to the making process and a powerful tool in communicating ideas.
This first exhibition to open in the new Museum of Making explores scale as a theme on the site widely regarded as the world’s first modern factory where, in 1721, Derby Silk Mill was processing raw silk on a scale never before seen, using the River Derwent to power machines worked by hundreds of people.
Surprising and perception-shifting, the exhibition explores the scale and impact of this site’s legacy, presenting the work of artists alongside intriguing objects from Derby Museums’ collection.
Suitable for all.
Image: The Stream (Royal Victoria Dock, London, 2014) by Slinkachu. (Image featured in the exhibition)
Entry to Scale is FREE on the first Sunday of the month, on a first come first served basis – for any other days, please book at the link below.