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World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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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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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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A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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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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Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

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14 Oct 2016

Large-scale sketch of Birmingham on display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Visitors to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) will be able to get a new perspective on the city as an intricate large-scale aerial sketch of Birmingham has gone on display at the museum.

Sketch, aka Carl Lavia, revealed and signed the artwork at BMAG on Friday 14th October.

Carl is a London-based self-taught sketch artist and has always felt connected with Birmingham having spent a lot of time in the city. The sketch is the first in Carl’s project to draw all 69 cities within the UK.

The cityscape sketch of the entire city features well-known Birmingham landmarks including the museum. The area depicted covers a radius as far north as Newhall Street, as far east as Ashted Circus, as far south as Park Street and as far west as Hagley Road. Carl chose to include several not yet completed regeneration projects currently happening within the city.

Alex Nicholson-Evans, Commercial Director at Birmingham Museums Trust, said: “Carl’s sketch of the city is breath-taking and we are delighted to be able to show the people of Birmingham his fantastic work at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

“We are sure visitors will be immersed in the piece finding landmarks and well-known places they know from across the city. That’s why we are pleased to offer visitors the chance to buy a mini print and take home their own copy of the impressive cityscape. Profits from sales will go towards ensuring we can keep caring for Birmingham’s unique collection and heritage, making sure it can be enjoyed for generations to come.”

The 60x34cm size print is available exclusively from the BMAG shop for £25. This will be the first time Carl has made the sketch available in this mini print format, which is expected to be popular with local residents keen to see the cityscape in their own home. Profits from the sale will support the work of Birmingham Museums Trust and the continuation of Carl’s project.

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Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is operated by Birmingham Museums Trust, an independent charity that manages the city’s museum collection and venues on behalf of Birmingham City Council. It uses the collection of around 800,000 objects to provide a wide range of arts, cultural and historical experiences, events and activities that deliver accessible learning, creativity and enjoyment for citizens and visitors to the city. Most areas of the collection are designated as being of national importance, including the finest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world. Attracting over one million visits a year, the Trust’s venues include Aston Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Blakesley Hall, Museum Collections Centre, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, Soho House, Thinktank and Weoley Castle. birminghammuseums.org.uk

For more information or images please contact:
Zoe Turton, PR Officer on 0121 348 8281 or zoe.turton@birminghammuseums.org.uk

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