PRESS RELEASE: Wednesday 11 October The painting had been acquired by Derby Museum in the 1950s, but the attribution to Wright was doubted by scholars. In recent years the painting was believed to be by an unknown artist, and showed an unidentified location – a ruined bridge. But research and conservation carried out in partnership […]
NEW EXHIBITION at Derby Cathedral Open from Friday 29 September Derby was a key centre of the 18th century Midlands Enlightenment. Though focused on the activities of the Lunar Society, a club that included the engineering pioneers Matthew Boulton, James Watt and Josiah Wedgwood, the people involved were all bound by another common factor – […]
Theatre company, Fifth Word, based in the East Midlands, has received £75,200 from National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to fund a project that celebrates the changing landscape of Normanton Road from the 1960’s to present day. This is Normanton will be a project that culminates an original theatre performance and the […]
Derby Museums are participating in Prosper, a business support programme from Creative United. Prosper is designed to improve confidence and capabilities within business in the arts, museums and galleries. The programme is working with 70 businesses to help increase the resilience and investment across the sector. To find out more, read the full news story here. […]
There’s lots happening from July through to October 2017 at Derby Museums. Take a look at our latest brochure and plan your visit here. Print a copy here.
THE DEADLINE FOR THIS HAS NOW PAST INVITATION TO TENDER: For World Cultures Gallery co-design, build and fit-out with community engagement Derby Museums is inviting quotations from suitably qualified organisations for the co-design, build and fit-out of a new World Cultures gallery, including engagement with community co-producers in the process. We wish to appoint suitably […]
There’s lots happening from March through to June 2017 at Derby Museums. Take a look at our latest brochure and plan your visit here. Print a copy here.
Press Release: Wednesday 18 January 2017 Derby Museums have recently secured funding from both the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund and DCMS/Wolfson Foundation in aid of the Your Place in the World project. The Your Place in the World project will be a coproduced project working with the diverse communities of Derby creating a museum relevant […]
This year we’ve welcomed over 110,000 visitors to Derby Museums through a varied programme of exhibitions, activities and commercial events. Highlights include Joseph Wright and the Lure of Italy as part of The Grand Tour programme and Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, both at the Museum and Art Gallery. The development project to transform The Silk Mill […]