Derby Museums Objects of Love, Hope and Fear launch party

Volunteer Ann Ishikawa with a milk jug

Volunteer Ann Ishikawa with a milk jug - Credit: Archant

Derby Museums impressive new World Collection gallery – Objects of Love, Hope and Fear – was opened late last year by broadcaster and arts reporter Geeta Pendse.

Thousands of people have worked closely with Derby Museums to create the gallery, which contains a stunning display of 1,400 ordinary and extraordinary objects from around the world, from talking drums to weapons. It has received generous funding from Arts Council England, the Wolfson Foundation and the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund. Geeta Pendse commented: ‘This belongs to Derby, it’s about reflecting on Derby’s communal history, as well as connecting to the world community that we are all part of.’

Tony Butler, Executive Director of Derby Museums said: ‘Some of these objects were bought, some were exchanged or commissioned, some were looted. Never before has there been a gallery in Derby Museums dedicated to telling the stories of how these objects got here.’