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 […]

Introducing Make Works Derby and Derbyshire

Make Works are making manufacturing accessible. Think of it like a public library. An open resource made by dedicated factory finders where you can discover skilled manufacturers, tools and materials to make work with in your area. We have been out in Derby and Derbyshire with Co-production volunteers to film local manufacturers over the past […]

CALL FOR MAKERS

Our CALL FOR MAKERS is now open! Come and be a part of our sixth Mini Maker Faire at The Silk Mill Museum, during the next few years, Maker Faire will go on tour whilst The Silk Mill Museum undergoes a process of significant redevelopment. We’re looking for shed dwellers, couch crafters and kitchen table tinkerers […]

SHARE YOUR CREATIVITY AT FIGMENT DERBY 2017

FIGMENT first burst on to Cathedral Green in 2016 as part of an international programme in North America and Australia. After a fabulous day of colour, celebration and creativity we are delighted to once again bring this participatory art event back to Derby. FIGMENT Derby 2017 will take place on Saturday 19th August 11:00 -17:00. Last […]

Think, Feel, Do

Here at Derby Museums we are passionate about embedding participation in our museums. We’ve been working hard since we were founded in 2012 to find ways to embed involvement by our communities and stakeholders in the work that we do. This has been particularly demonstrated in: the ‘RE:Make Project‘ at The Silk Mill, where we […]

DERBY SILK MILL GETS SET FOR 2016

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