Our latest season of events has just been announced! With our exciting exhibitions and events you’re sure to find something to brighten even the darkest of winter days.

October saw the launch of the Derbyshire Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2020 with a visit from His Excellency Ambassador Tsuroka – Japanese Ambassador to the UK – at the Museum and Art Gallery. On the evening we officially opened our fantastic new exhibitions, Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Woodblock Prints from the Ashmolean Museum and Powerful Nature: Inspiring Japanese Art and Culture. Displaying everything from dancing skeletons to a rare suit of Samurai armour, you wont want to miss these stunning exhibitions.

Arriving in February is Process and Progress: The Creative Journeys of Ronald Pope and the Artists of the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award. Process and Progress explores the journeys of modernist sculptor Ronald Pope (1920-1997) and a series of artists who have all won the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award in the last 19 years.

You’ve heard of Greenwich Mean Time, but what about Derby Mean Time? Don’t miss the latest exhibition at Pickford’s House, where artist Tim Shore looks at the legacy of John Flamstead (1646-1719), the first Astronomer Royal.

Alongside our exhibitions is a programme of fantastic events. Learn the true way of the Samurai in sessions for adults and children. Follow our Pharaohs’ Treasure Trail, watch a triple bill of ghost stories, or join us for a Hidden History of Women in Art for International Women’s Day.

And finally, dare we mention Christmas?! Join us for Lunch with Santa, a Christmas Masquerade Party, or make some handcrafted decorations in Homemade Christmas. There’s lots of festive fun to be had.

Take a look at our latest brochure and plan your visit here.

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