Displaced: From the Nile to the Derwent

05/07/2024 - 24/11/2024, 10am - 5pm

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

The Strand



In the heart of the city, Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery is home to a fascinating and diverse range of nationally (and internationally) important collections.…

Derby Museums’ Egyptian collection re-examined in a thought-provoking exhibition, enhanced by loans from national museums.

Derby Museums is bringing its collections from ancient Egypt together in a special exhibition at Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Featuring over 80 objects and the remains of three mummified humans, the displays will explore why these collections are here, and how they travelled all the way from North Africa.

Derby’s collections will be joined by world-class loans from the British Museum, Manchester Museum and more. New research will help tell previously untold stories, exploring the history of the collection and Derbyshire’s links with Egypt; critically examining previous displays and opening up discussions around colonial collections and the display of human remains.

There will be lots of opportunities to take part in our journey, as we look afresh at the extraordinary objects that are now in Derby and create plans for a new, permanent Egypt display.

Suitable for all

£5 per adult, FREE for under 18’s. Exhibition Trail sheets £1 each.


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