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7 Nov 2016

Conservation for Night in the Museum

In anticipation of Night in the Museum coming to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in November, the Museum’s conservation team has been preparing a selection of works from Birmingham’s collection, which have been selected by exhibition curator Ryan Gander, for display alongside works from the Arts Council collection.

Whilst some of these selected works are currently on public display elsewhere in the galleries, others are at present housed in the Museum’s various stores. Read More...

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8 Sep 2016

Visit to the Arts Council Collection at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

On Wednesday 17th August, 22 Birmingham Museums staff got on a coach to Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see the Night in the Museum exhibition and visit the Arts Council Collection team based there. This is all in preparation for Night in the Museum coming to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in November, which also launches our three year programme of exhibitions with the Arts Council Collection as part of their National Partners Programme.

We had people from all over the museum on the trip – curatorial, exhibitions, retail, marketing, PR, development, collections, technical, learning, commercial, front of house and engagement. It felt a bit like organising a school trip as we checked everyone on our list was on the coach before we set off! Read More...