Whatâ€™s On January - March 2014
THE SILK MILL
The big story this quarter is The Silk Mill and “Re:Making the Museum”, a project to redevelop this iconic building as a space to inspire the maker, creator and innovator in us all. Since October, hundreds of you have been involved in designing and creating furniture, ﬁxtures and signage, discussing how the space could function and selecting objects from our collection to illustrate the signiﬁcance of the space and the heritage of the city.
Phase one of Re:Make focused on idea sharing, preparing the ground ﬂoor space and the initial experimentation in our new workshop, allowing for the next phase in the co-make process to begin. The Silk Mill will be open on a regular basis and throughout January and February we are oﬀering drop-in Co-make Workshops for you to get involved in this exciting next phase. See opposite for opening times and more information.
11 January, 18 January, 25 January, 1 February, 8 February, 15 February.
2014 promises to be an exciting time at the Museum and Art Gallery with the arrival of a café, a space to refresh and reﬂect after your visit with us. The Joseph Wright Institute will be a place to celebrate the legacy of Derby’s world famous eighteenth century artist, allowing everyone the opportunity to learn about his life and works through a programme of events, activities and online resources. Along with these exciting additions there may be a bit of disruption in parts of the museum for the next few months as we are having some work done to reduce the risks of ﬁre. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause to you and your visit. Please check the website or get in touch with us on 01332 641904 for more information.
Happy New Year! The Derby Museums Team
Thursdays: 6-9pm 9 January, 16 January, 23 January, 30 January, 6 February, 13 February. Saturdays: 1-5pm
Sundays: 11am-3pm 12 January, 19 January, 26 January, 2 February, 9 February, 16 February.
Come and unlock your inner maker and help us to Re:Make the Museum. The next stage of the project looks at designing and making the furniture and ﬁttings for the ground ﬂoor, along with planning how the space could function. You can design café furniture, interactive displays, exhibition ﬁxtures and ﬁttings and more. Reviving past skills or learning new ones, this is your opportunity to make part of The Silk Mill! To ﬁnd out how to be part of this project visit: www.derbymuseums.org/remake or call 01332 642234
THE JOSEPH WRIGHT INSTITUTE
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We are delighted to announce a new development at the Museum and Art Gallery celebrating our world class Joseph Wright collection. The Joseph Wright Institute will be both a physical and virtual facility for everyone to experience, explore, learn from and be inspired by. We are currently in the planning stages and hope to invite you all to share this experience from spring 2014 leading up to the oﬃcial launch in May when the ‘Joseph Wright of Derby: Bath and Beyond’ exhibition opens at the Museum and Art Gallery.
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The Institute will be made up of a number of distinct areas including: - The Study Room will be a space housing our collection of Wright’s drawings along with a host of resources. - The Exploratory will be a place for activity, exploration, discovery and engagement in collections that illustrate Wright’s life and times. - The Joseph Wright Gallery, which was recently refurbished, forms the centrepiece of the Institute and is already a feature at the Museum and Art Gallery. - A host of exhibitions, activities, publications, seminars, education sessions and online resources will be developed and delivered in 2014 and beyond.
The Strand Derby DE1 1BS 01332 641901
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm Bank Holiday Mondays 10am-5pm
41 Friar Gate Derby DE1 1DA 01332 641901
Tuesday- Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 1-4pm
SUPPORT US Derby Museums is a charitable trust and relies on funding and grants from organisations and donations from businesses and the general public. Thanks for your support! Derby Museums Charity registration number - 1149710
Donate Text ‘DMTR10 £10’ to 70070 to donate £10 By cheque made payable to Derby Museums and send to Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS Using the Just Giving website www.justgiving.com/derbymuseums When you visit us donate in one of our collection boxes Visit our shop and make a purchase Volunteer your free time - Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Silk Mill Lane Derby DE1 3AF 01332 641901 Thursday 3-9pm Friday 1-5pm Saturday 1-5pm Sunday 11am-3pm
THINGS TO DO Exhibition: Painting in Focus: LS Lowry until 12 January Museum & Art Gallery
Taken from our own collection this is a rare chance to intimately explore a piece of work from an iconic artist who our county has the right to claim partly as our own.
Talk: The Queen that Never Was Thursday 9 January 2pm Museum & Art Gallery A look at the life of the granddaughter of Bess of Hardwick and almost Queen of England, Lady Arabella Stuart. Free, no need to book, just drop in. Suitable for adults
Vintage Crafts Courses Friday 10 January Friday 21 March 1-3pm Museum & Art Gallery Learn a craft technique in each session then produce a ﬁnished piece. Presented in partnership with Derby Adult Learning Service. Suitable for adults £45-90 dependent upon income To book- 01332 717900 or email@example.com
Talk: Titanic Thursday 6 February 2pm Museum & Art Gallery Find out more about the worlds most famous ship with Helen Monk. Free, no need to book, just drop in. Suitable for adults
FREE FAMILY FUN Reel Vision Grassroots Film Festival: Celebrating Women’s History Month
Make and Take!
Handbags and Gladrags
Saturday 25 January 10am-12noon and 1-3pm Pickford’s House
Wednesday 19 February 10am-12noon and 1-3pm Pickford’s House
Saturday 1 March 2-3.30pm Museum & Art Gallery
Pop along to Pickford’s and create a lucky cherry blossom tree ready for Chinese New Year.
Sunday 16 February Sunday 23 February 11am-3pm The Silk Mill
Documentary Spitfire Sisters, 2010, tells the story of the women who ﬂew for the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in World War Two. Inﬂuential documentary Here We Go – Women Living the Strike! traces the vital role of women during the 1984-85 miner’s strike. Free, no need to book, just drop in. Suitable for adults
Event: International Women’s Day Saturday 8 March 10am-4pm Assembly Rooms
Meet a WWI nurse and enjoy a day of crafts, activities, talks and object handling. Free, no need to book, just drop in. Suitable for all
Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve Saturday 8 February 10am-12noon and 1-3pm Pickford’s House Pucker up and make a loveydovey raised rosebud heart ready for Valentine’s Day.
Drop in and enjoy make and take activities that are fun for all the family.
Make a card in the shape of a handbag, hat, shirt or tie and then decorate it to suit your own taste.
Roll out the Rolling Stock
Tuesday 18 February 10am-12noon and 1-3pm Pickford’s House
Thursday 20 February 10am-12noon and 1-3pm Pickford’s House
Get back to the future and create your own robot from paper clips, screws, washers and buttons!
Chug along to create your own railway carriage and loco engines!
Tea Time Trains
Chinese Whispers Saturday 15 February 11am-3pm Museum & Art Gallery
Celebrate the end of Chinese New Year with lantern making, lion dancers and objects from the collection.
Marvellous Mice Friday 21 February 11am-3pm Museum & Art Gallery
Thursday 20 February 3-6pm The Silk Mill Put yourself in the driver’s seat, enjoy railway crafts and visit the Midland Railway Study Centre. Meet some friendly harvest mice, follow the tail trail and make your own mouse to take home.
WRITE WITH DERBY MUSEUMS Dinosaur Day Saturday 22 February 11am-3pm Museum & Art Gallery
Follow our prehistoric trail, handle some objects and meet some real life reptiles. It’s going to be ROAR-some!
Spring Flowers Saturday 29 March 11am-3pm Museum & Art Gallery Enjoy our ﬂower power trail, make cards and ﬂowers ready for Mother’s Day!
2nd Tuesday of the month 1.30-3.30pm Museum & Art Gallery
1st Thursday of the month 1-3pm Museum & Art Gallery
1st Sunday of the month 2-4pm Museum & Art Gallery
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UNDER 5’S FRIDAY
MEET THE MUSEUMS TEAM
Every Friday morning from 10-11.30am in term time we run an event for children aged between 2 and 5 years old, along with their parents and carers. It’s a great place to meet, have fun and learn together. Activities include stories, crafts, trails, songs, object handling and colouring with a diﬀerent theme each week.
Museum in Focus
Friday 10 January Viking Warriors Friday 17 January Brilliant Birds Friday 24 January Tartan-tastic Friday 31 January Chinese New Year Friday 7 February Meet the Romans Friday 14 February Valentines Hearts Friday 28 February Going Potty Friday 7 March Carnival! Friday 14 March Luck of the Irish Friday 21 March Wild About Spring Friday 28 March Flowers for Mother
Saturday 2pm and Sunday 2pm- Every Week Museum & Art Gallery Want to know how a museum works? Meet a diﬀerent member of staﬀ each day and learn from their knowledge and experience.
LEARN WITH DERBY MUSEUMS Education Visits Derby Museums oﬀer a wide range of educational activities for schools, colleges and universities for students of all ages. To ﬁnd out more contact 01332 641901.
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Other funders, Supporters and Partners: The Friends of Derby Museums and Art Gallery, Happy Museums, Derby Makers and Derby Adult Learning Service.