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Photo bmag

World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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Photo thinktank

Award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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Photo aston

Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

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Photo blakesley

Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city.

Blakesley Road

Birmingham, B25 8RN

0121 348 8120

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Photo jewellery

A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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Photo sarehole

A 250 year old working watermill famous for its association with author J.R.R Tolkien.

Cole Bank Road

Birmingham, B13 0BD

0121 348 8160

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Photo soho

Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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Photo weoley

The ruins of an exquisite fortified manor house built 750 years ago.

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

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17 Dec 2015

Faith in Birmingham:
With Seven Weeks to Go

Several months ago we introduced a project called Faith in Birmingham to create a new gallery exploring the range of faiths practiced in the city. We have been documenting our process through a series of blog posts to share the story of the gallery’s development.

As we approach the end of the year the theoretical process of planning the new gallery has begun to give way to more practical activities. The graphic design, transportation and conservation of objects, construction of plinths, to name just a few activities, are now underway.

We have also continued to meeting monthly with our wonderful Faith Working Group . The November meeting, kindly hosted by Birmingham Central Mosque, saw the group finalising the list of objects going on display. Members of the group have also been offering objects for the museum to loan to tell their personal stories of faith practice.

A plaque commemorating the opening of Birmingham Central Mosque
A plaque commemorating the opening of Birmingham Central Mosque.
 

Our photographer for the project has also been out and about capturing images of key places of worship around the city and some of the activity that takes place inside.

Birmingham Central Mosque, Belgrave Middleway
Birmingham Central Mosque, Belgrave Middleway. 
 

Often the insides of the building are even more incredible than the outsides!

Birmingham Buddhist Vihara, Edgebaston
Birmingham Buddhist Vihara, Edgebaston.
 
Guru Nanak Nishkam Sevak Jatha, Soho Road
Guru Nanak Nishkam Sevak Jatha, Birmingham, Soho Road.
 

A selection of images will be used alongside the objects on display to help tell the story of their use and relationship to the city.

For example, items used in the serving of Langar, food provided freely for all to eat communally, at the Nishkam Gurdwara, pictured above, will be on display alongside images of them in use.

Langer hall at Guru Nanak Nishkam Sevak Jatha, Soho Road
Langer hall at Guru Nanak Nishkam Sevak Jatha, Birmingham, Soho Road.
 

The construction of the exhibition begins in mid-January when we will be closing the current display to get everything ready. Wish us luck!

Faith in Birmingham opens fully in February 2016.

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