Derby Museum and Art Gallery is home to the largest collection of Joseph Wright paintings and a vast collection of intriguing treasures including an Egyptian Mummy. Prepare to embark on a journey of discovery as you explore the rich and diverse works of Joseph Wright, along with fascinating porcelain, military artefacts, natural history specimens, and world collections. This museum offers an essential experience that will ignite your curiosity and inspire your imagination.
As you enter the main room, you will find it divided into seven distinctive zones: Consume, Believe, Create, Conflict, Furnish, Adorn, and Communicate. Each object you encounter holds a profound history of human connection, having been skillfully crafted, used, cherished, lost, stolen, collected, stored, or hidden, and now proudly displayed with the utmost respect. From talking drums and wooden pillows to haunting weapons designed for the torment of enslaved workers, each zone offers a mix of comfort and discomfort. We challenge you to resist being captivated by something that engages both your mind and heart.
Joseph Wright of Derby
One of the highlights of the Derby Museum and Art Gallery is the Joseph Wright collection.
Born in Derby in 1734, Wright is an internationally renowned artist, whose paintings and works on paper adorn the walls of major galleries the world over. Famed as a “painter of light” and for his association with key members of the intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment, he is now considered to be one of Britain’s most interesting and wide-ranging painters. The Joseph Wright Gallery is a permanent space dedicated to displaying the full range of his spectacular paintings alongside small, temporary displays of drawings and prints from the museum’s collection.
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