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Current Exhibitions

Discover the latest exhibitions and displays on show at the DMU Museum and Trinity Gallery.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The Collections of DMU

Today, more than ever, the role of university collections is growing. From the digitisation of materials for global access to the advancement of diversity within provisions, collection are used to inspire creativity, widen inclusivity, and promote lifelong learning.

DMU's collections are eclectic and often full of surprises, with materials dating back to 1474. The following temporary exhibitions bring the materials from the storeroom into the spotlight and hope to encourage further conversations about the future of our collections.

You can read more about our exhibitions on our blog.

Temporary Exhibitions

Scraptoft Hall, 1979, Rigby Graham. Watercolour. ©DMU Art Collections
Campus View, 1995, Mike Hoar. Screenprint. ©DMU Art Collections

Leicester Landscapes: A celebration of Leicester landscapes and cityscapes

Curated to compliment the city council’s Walk Leicester Festival 2023, this exhibition is a celebration of Leicester landscapes and cityscapes. Featuring artists with connections to De Montfort University and its predecessors, works included have been loaned from the DMU Art Collections and the Leicester Sketch Club, the latter which was founded by staff and students at Leicester College of Art in 1898.

Free Entry by appointment - please email regarding access

4 May 2023 - 31 October 2023

Permanent Exhibitions

A 3D render of The Newarke

The Newarke: Discover the story of Leicester's heritage quarter

Learn about the medieval precinct with a rich history from its connection to the story of King Richard III and its role in the Civil War, to its changing facade during the industrial revolution, where orchards and gardens were replaced with factories and smoking chimneys. DMU’s association with the Newarke dates back to 1897, when our predecessor the Leicester Municipal Technical and Art School was established. As the institution grew so did its occupancy of the site, sensitively converting the medieval buildings and factories alike into teaching and learning spaces for a 21st-century university

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