Temporary closure of some galleries, including the Joseph Wright Gallery, at the Museum & Art Gallery on Sunday 8 October All galleries, apart from the Archaeology Gallery, notice nature feel joy Gallery, A Curious Turn exhibition and the exhibition, Dear Reader, will be closed.
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Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

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01332 641901
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A Curious Turn – A Crafts Council Touring Exhibition

A Curious Turn presents automata by leading makers

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From 15 September 2017 to 19 November 2017

As per opening times at Museum and Art Gallery

A Curious Turn presents automata by leading makers of the last 40 years that range from the humorous to the macabre and from the playful to the satirical. Works on show take a look at key automata makers such as Rowland Emett, famous for creating the elaborate inventions of Caractacus Potts in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).

Automata are moving mechanical sculptures that are brought magically to life by sequences of cogs, cams, and levers. They have delighted and bewitched people for centuries. Visitors will be able to turn, push and crank to see many of the pieces in action, while newly commissioned films will show other pieces in motion.

Image Credit: Bird Wave (detail). Martin Smith, 2007-2016

 

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Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Find us at:

The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901
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