Covid-19 Update: Derby Museum and Art Gallery is now open with enhanced safety measures. Pickford’s House and the Silk Mill remain closed until further notice. Please read our access statement prior to your visit for full information.
Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

**Please note, reduced opening hours will be in operation during the Covid-19 crisis. The Museum & Art Gallery is closed on Mondays.

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The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901
info@derbymuseums.org
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Labelling the World

Over the last three years, thousands of people have worked with Derby Museums to co-produce ‘Objects of Love, Hope and Fear: A World Collection’. People on the streets of Derby, co-production volunteers and new friends across the globe have cleaned, photographed, researched, interpreted and displayed this important collection of objects.

However, a gallery like this can never be considered finished and interpreting these objects makes us have honest, open and sometimes uncomfortable conversations about how these objects came to be in the museum’s collection, how they have been labelled and how they represent Derby today. In this workshop, we will co-produce labels for the latest addition to the display, a painting by Punjab-born artist Gurbux Singh Theathi depicting Sikh Guru Amar Das’ Free Kitchen, painted in the 1980s and given to the museum by Derby’s Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara in 2001.

Due to limited physical capacity at Derby Museum and Art Gallery, this event is by invitation only. If you would like to attend please email info@derbymuseums.org

This event is being run in collaboration with the University of Derby as part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 12–22 November. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see beinghumanfestival.org.

Image: The Community Kitchen for All (Free Community Meals) by Gurbux Singh Theathi, acrylic on panel.

 

Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

**Please note, reduced opening hours will be in operation during the Covid-19 crisis. The Museum & Art Gallery is closed on Mondays.

Find us at:

The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901
info@derbymuseums.org
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