22nd February 2023
On the 22nd February 2023, join Eilish Clohessy-Dennis, Curator of Making at Derby Museums, as she charts the making of the Museum of Making for the friends of Swindon’s museum and art gallery.
Eilish will explore the building’s early days as a silk mill through to the opening of the Museum of Making in May 2021. She will also share how Derby Museums work with communities to co-produce everything we do, including furniture building, exhibition development, collections care and 3D imaging.
About the Museum of Making
Celebrating the area’s rich history of innovation, the Museum of Making in the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site is a contemporary space. It tells Derby’s 300-year history of making to inspire new creativity on what is widely regarded as the site of the world’s first factory.
Derby Silk Mill is widely regarded as the site of the world’s first modern factory, built in the valley that changed the world. Industry brought prosperity to some and poverty and wage slavery to others. Yet it shaped Derby as a city of making and creativity. Industrial society led to the creation of civic institutions and stimulated a civil society in which people campaigned for social and political rights.
Date(s) - 22/02/2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm