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3 Mar 2018

Birmingham Museums closed on March 3rd 2018 due to severe weather conditions

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Thinktank and the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter will be closed on Saturday March 3rd 2018 due to the severe weather conditions and the advice not to travel.

We hope to re-open Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Thinktank on Sunday March 4th. The next scheduled day for the Musuem of the Jewellery Quarter to open is Tuesday March 6th. Read More...

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23 Feb 2018

American tour allows hidden gems to shine at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Displays will be changing at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) later this year, as Birmingham Museums Trust undertakes its largest touring exhibition to date through a partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA).

Victorian Radicals will see approximately 200 works from Birmingham’s world-class collection tour to at least six venues in the United States from October 2018. The exhibition will showcase Birmingham’s rich artistic heritage to a whole new audience across the Atlantic – helping to raise the profile of the the city and its collection, and raise money for the redevelopment of BMAG as part of wider fundraising plans. Read More...

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15 Feb 2018

Iconic images by Vanley Burke on display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Thirty iconic images by highly renowned Birmingham-based photographer Vanley Burke are on display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG). 

Vanley Burke: Photographing Birmingham (1968-2011) runs until 1st July 2018 on the Bridge Gallery at BMAG and showcases images from Vanley’s celebrated ‘Rivers of Birminam’ series, which documents 40 years of African Caribbean experience in Birmingham.  Read More...

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7 Feb 2018

Leonardo da Vinci drawings to go on display in Birmingham in 2019

In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 12 of the Renaissance master's drawings from the Royal Collection will go on display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, as part of 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK.

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, a nationwide event, will give the widest-ever UK audience the opportunity to see the work of this extraordinary artist, with 144 of his greatest drawings from the Royal Collection forming the 12 exhibitions. Read More...

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22 Jan 2018

Call for Collaborators – Birmingham Manufactures and Workforce

Are you researching the workforce in Birmingham’s manufacturing industries? Would you like to get a better look at Birmingham Museum’s Collection and archive? Then we want your help!

The Birmingham Manufactures project is inviting proposals for contributors to a guide to the collections to be launched at the final project workshop on the 29th March 2018. Read More...

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19 Jan 2018

Birmingham Museums have an amazing programme of events taking place in 2018!

This year we welcome Dippy the Diplodocus to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from the 26th May – 9th September. There will be a fun programme of events to celebrate Dippy’s arrival, from curator’s tours to Dine with Dippy evenings!

We’ll also be continuing our ground-breaking programme of Arts Council Collection National Partners exhibitions, with The Everyday and Extraordinary opening at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from the 9th June – 9th September. Expect an eclectic and surreal environment where the everyday and extraordinary come together. Read More...

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9 Jan 2018

A unique Valentine’s Day dinner at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Many people will be thinking about a dinner date for Valentine’s Day this year, but within the walls of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, couples can experience something a little more special.

Lovebirds can enjoy a bespoke and delicious five-course meal at the special after-hours event in the spectacular surroundings of the Industrial Gallery. Read More...

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21 Nov 2017

Faith and belief explored as Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery partners with the British Museum

• Birmingham Museums chosen as the British Museum’s only national partner outside of London for this project• Ambitious ‘Finding Faith’ programme runs until March 2018 in one of the UK’s most ‘faithful’ cities, Birmingham• Extensive programme of events launches on Saturday 25th November with a day of free activities, events and performances at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is launching a pioneering programme of unique events and activities, in partnership with the British Museum, to explore the role that faith plays in the lives of many of people in Birmingham and across the UK. Read More...

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3 Nov 2017

Edwardian Tearooms launches first PIPER-HEIDSIECK ‘Press For Champagne’ service in Birmingham

Do you appreciate the finer things in life? One of them is now available at the touch of a button, as Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery partners with the award-winning House of PIPER-HEIDSIECK Champagne to launch its ‘Press For Champagne’ service. This winter, guests will experience tea with a difference, as a glass of PIPER-HEIDSIECK Champagne will be hand delivered to the table, all at the press of a button.

Inside the unique setting of the Edwardian Tearooms, each private booth has been installed with its own Champagne buzzer. One press and your server will be on hand to guide the table through the full PIPER-HEIDSIECK menu. Read More...

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27 Oct 2017

Ground-breaking Coming Out exhibition to open in Birmingham

• The Arts Council Collection National Partners Exhibition, Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender & Identity will be re-presented for a major show at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, following its run at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery. • Internationally renowned artists will feature in the show, including Andy Warhol, David Hockey, Sarah Lucas and Tracey Emin.• Exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see Turner-prize winning artist Grayson Perry’s iconic ‘Claire’s Coming Out Dress’ which he wore to mark his emergence as a transvestite to the art world.

A major new exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery will showcase over 80 modern and contemporary artworks by internationally renowned artists, who explore themes of sexuality, gender and identity in art. Read More...