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 […]

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 […]

Derby Museums launches Let’s MAKE Christmas!

This weekend ‘Let’s MAKE Christmas’ launches at Derby Museum and Art Gallery shop, show-casing the work of the region’s most talented designers and makers in a celebration of contemporary craft. There is a fantastic range of beautiful products including prints, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, photography, glass and greetings cards. All are made locally and are not […]

Derby Museums’ seeks to build on its £23,000 fundraising success at its November Celestial Ball

On 10th November, Derby Museums aims to repeat last year’s success of raising £11,500, which was then doubled by the Heritage Lottery Fund with this year’s Celestial Ball. A spearhead event in Derby Museums’ calendar, the Celestial Ball will be raising funds for the Derby Museums Endowment campaign, helping to secure the future of Derby’s […]

Derby Museums announce substantial investment in new Midlands Maker Challenge

As the city celebrates Inspiring Derby week (Monday 18th June – Saturday 23rd June 2018), Derby Museums is delighted to announce that Midlands based engineering firm IMI plc have made a substantial donation, creating the basis for an exciting new competition – the Midlands Maker Challenge. The investment will allow the new Museum of Making […]