Necklace of Stars exhibition

Between 2020-2022 arthur+martha, a Community Interest Company specialising in arts and health, worked with housebound, isolated older people in Derbyshire to make “a necklace of stars” – an embroidered quilt with a poem border and a poetry/song soundtrack inspired by lullabies. The project was a collaboration between the artists and Arts Derbyshire, Derbyshire County Council … Continue reading Necklace of Stars exhibition

50 Treasures exhibition – round 5

The new year brings the latest round of our '50 Treasures' exhibition series.  This time the wall is filled with, amongst others things, examples of Swedish folk art, 1950s newspapers cartoons, architectural plans, a photo of 'lost' arctic graves and the diaries of a Derbyshire gent - all items nominated by staff, volunteers and users … Continue reading 50 Treasures exhibition – round 5

Derbyshire perspectives – reading landscape

Derbyshire artist Peter Knight celebrates his love of the craft of print media with the layered continuum of exploring this remarkable county.  His exhibition 'Derbyshire perspectives - reading landscape' is on show at the record office. Here, Peter tells us about his work and inspiration. I’d always been interested in books and illustrated books in … Continue reading Derbyshire perspectives – reading landscape

The Junction Arts Story

An exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of Junction Arts, a Derbyshire based arts charity is now on at the record office.  The exhibition will celebrate the organisation's achievements over four decades, illustrated using the newly acquired archive held here at the record office. The exhibition will run from Thursday 22nd March to Saturday 29th September 2018. Normal … Continue reading The Junction Arts Story

Exhibition – The Amazing Pop Up Archives Project

Sadly we have completed our year of gallivanting around the county taking our archive collections out into the community and collecting people’s stories along the way. To celebrate the culmination of our project a special exhibition is now on in the reception area of the record office which tells the tale of a fascinating, exciting … Continue reading Exhibition – The Amazing Pop Up Archives Project