Exhibitions in Libraries

Like all museums, we have a large amount of collections in storage. We try to get stuff out and on display as much as possible and an important part of this, is the museum cases that we have in nine libraries across Derbyshire. This means that communities from Long Eaton in the south of the County, to Glossop in the north, get the chance to see our collections in their local communities.

Detail of Ashford Black Marble

Detail of Ashford Black Marble

I am busy preparing a display of Ashford Black Marble (ABM) to go on display in Alfreton Library. We have a lot of ABM on display permanently in the museum, but we still have some lovely pieces in storage.

You can find out more about some of the ABM in our collection here  and about ABM in general here.

Ashford Black Marble display at Creswell Library

Ashford Black Marble display at Creswell Library

This morning I collected an ABM display from Glossop Library which had been in their display case for the last three months. The comments book conAshford Black Marble urnstained some nice feedback including;

 

‘As an ex-potholer I have been inside the mine. It is incredible to see the finished product’.

‘Beautiful display and especially interesting as we had not heard of Ashford Black Marble before this!’

The display in Alfreton Library will run from the 9th of April until July. Let us know what you think.

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