Congratulations to Derby Museum and Art Gallery

The Joseph Wright Collection at Derby Museum and Art Gallery has been awarded Designated Status by the MLA.  This means the collection has been recognised as being of national and international importance.  The award is given to non-national museums and honours the very best collections in museums, archives and libraries.

What the MLA said about Derby Museum –

Derby Museum and Art Gallery holds the largest collection of Joseph Wright’s work. The collection comprises 34 oil paintings and over 300 drawings and prints, original frames, personal items and documents of one of the most exciting and innovative British artists of the 18th century.  Wright made his reputation by his unique series of paintings on scientific and industrial themes, ranging from scientific discovery and experimentation, industry and landscapes, through to literature, the classics and contemporary history.

Well done to everyone at Derby Museum!

Advertisements

One Response to Congratulations to Derby Museum and Art Gallery

  1. Manchestermonkey says:

    Congratulations Derby Museum. I can’t belive you didn’t have Designated status already!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: