Open for business
16 May to 7 September 2014 in our gallery
A major touring photographic exhibition which reveals the untold story of British manufacturing and industry through the lens of some of the world's greatest photographers.
Exhibition and museum entry is free.
Open for Business is the story of contemporary British manufacturing and industry told through the lens of 9 Magnum photographers.
Displayed in our purpose-built gallery, Magnum photographer Mark Power's stunning shots of Bombardier in Derby and Holdworth Fabrics in Huddersfield demonstrate the UK's transport industry is still thriving, showing the manufacture of carriages and their interiors in fascinating detail. This year marks 175 years of trains being built at the Derby works.
Open for Business has been commissioned and produced by Multistory in collaboration with Magnum Photos and has been awarded partial funding from the Arts Council of England's Strategic Touring Programme. An exhibition of works by all the photographers involved in the Open for Business project is currently at the National Media Museum in Bradford and will be at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester from 23 May - 3 Aug 2014.
Gallery - Derby works
Historic pictures of Derby works selected from our archive.