A stroke of genius at Derby Museums

A special exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death opens at Derby Museum and Art Gallery tomorrow, featuring 12 of the Renaissance master’s great drawings from the Royal Collection. Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, organised by Royal Collection Trust, will give the widest-ever UK audience the opportunity to see the […]

Derby Book Fair Opportunity for Stall Holders

Now in its third year, The Derby Book Fair is taking place on 8 June 2019, as part of the Derby Book Festival. The location for the fair is the Derby Museums at The Wardwick (former central library) in the heart of Derby City Centre. The venue has undergone a minor refurb/redecoration and is now […]

Leonardo da Vinci exhibition comes to Derby

A special exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, will see 12 of the Renaissance Master’s great drawings from the Royal Collection go on display at Derby Museum and Art Gallery from 1st February to 6th May. Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, organised by Royal Collection Trust, will give the […]

Joseph Wright: Back to the Drawing Board

Funded by Royal Academy and Artist Rooms In 2018 the Royal Academy of Arts turned 250 years old. To coincide with this momentous occasion museums and galleries around the country have been exploring the RA through their own collections. For us at Derby Museums this means looking at our very own Joseph Wright of Derby, […]

Raising the profile of Joseph Wright of Derby

In 2018 we asked consultants Ann Sumner and Chezzy Brownen to explore how we might make Derby Museums the world Centre for Excellence for the artist Joseph Wright of Derby.  Derby Museums has the worlds largest collection of work by Wright and is Designated a collection of national significance by Arts Council England. The report […]